Two students in full firefighting gear charge towards a large fire with the hose spraying

Fire Academy Courses

The Henderson County Fire Academy begins on March 11, 2024, and runs through June 14, 2024.

Fire and Rescue Training Course Schedules

Blue Ridge Community College, in conjunction with the Henderson County Fire and Rescue Association, offers the annual Fire Academy.

This three-month program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills as a firefighter. A student can enter the Academy with no experience and leave with a North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter certification. 

Classes meet during the day at the Henderson County Fire and Rescue Training Center on Blue Ridge Community College Henderson County Campus.  Cost per course: $150 with sponsorship or affiliation.

Henderson County Fire Academy 2024 Registration Form



Casey R. Silvers
Fire and Rescue Coordinator
(828) 694-1736