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Serving Henderson and Transylvania Counties in Western North Carolina

Fire and Rescue

 

Fire and Rescue Courses and Descriptions

 

Fire and Rescue Class Schedule

 

WNC Fire and Rescue College

 

Henderson County Fire Academy


Certifications Offered

Locations

  • Henderson County Campus
  • Transylvania County Campus
  • Local Area Fire Departments

 

About
Classes are designed to prepare students to become either a firefighter or a rescue technician. Skills learned will be for entry-level firefighter or rescue technician. There are also more advanced classes offered. Check the schedule for class dates.

 

Jobs

  • Firefighter
  • Rescue Technician

 

Annual Salaries

  • Firefighter: $24,000 - $48,000
  • Rescue Technician: $24,000 - $48,000
     

 

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Courses and Descriptions

Firefighter I and II
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  1. FD Organization & Safety
  2. Fire Alarms & Communications
  3. Fire BehaviorPortable Extinguishers
  4. Personal Protective Equipment
  5. Forcible Entry
  6. Ventilation
  7. Ropes
  8. Ladders
  9. Fire Hose, Streams, & Appliances
  10. Foam Fire Steams
  11. Salvage
  12. Overhaul
  13. Emergency Medical Care
  14. RescueWater Supplies
  15. Sprinklers
  16. Response to Haz-Mat/Terrorism
  17. Fire Prevention, Education, & Cause
  18. Building Construction

Technical Rescue
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  1. General - Incident Planning
  2. General - PPE
  3. General - Search
  4. General - Helicopter Transport
  5. General - Victim Management, Lifts, Carries, Drags & Stretchers
  6. General - Ropes, Anchors & Lowers
  7. Vehicle & Machinery Rescue - Incident Planning
  8. Vehicle & Machinery Rescue - PPE
  9. Vehicle & Machinery Rescue - Equipment
  10. Vehicle & Machinery Rescue - Extrication
  11. Hazardous Materials Awareness & Terrorism
  12. Hazardous Materials Operations & Terrorism

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Aerial Operations
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their  high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  1. Intro to Aerials
  2. Basic Aerial Operations
  3. Aerial Maintenance
  4. Aerial Testing

Driver Operator
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their  high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  1. Emergency Vehicle Driver
  2. Intro to Pumps
  3. Basic Pumps Operations
  4. Pump Maintenance
  5. Sprinkler & Standpipes
  6. Pump Hydraulics
  7. Service Testing
  8. Pump Water Supply

Fire Life Safety Educator
The student must successfully complete the following classes for this certification. They must also have a high school diploma or their  high school equivalency diploma and complete a state application.

  1. I Basic
  2. I Education
  3. I Administration
  4. I Planning & Development
  5. II Education
  6. II Administration
  7. II Planning & Development
  8. III Education
  9. III Administration

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The Results
IFSAC Accreditation
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal

Certifications
http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Fire_Rescue_Commission/

Competencies
These classes all meet or exceed the requirements as set forth by the North Carolina State Fire Marshal's Office for each individual class.

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