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2020 Annual Fire and Rescue College – Blue Ridge Community College

WNC Fire and Rescue College Course Schedule

Course schedule is to be announced.


WNC Fire and Rescue College Course Descriptions

General Information

The Western North Carolina Fire and Rescue College will be held at Blue Ridge Community College. Some classes will move to nearby locations for field exercises. See the course list for those classes moving off campus during the weekend. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from all off-site class locations.

The Fire and Rescue College is designed to train Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement personnel. The college will teach the latest rescue and fire technology to nationally recognized standards such as current NFPA, IFSAC, NFA, IFSTA, and OSHA guidelines. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Cost information will be announced.

Registration Information

Registration information will be announced.

Committee Members

  • Troy Stauter, Chair of Fire and Emergency Services & CAAHEP Paramedic Program Director, Blue Ridge Community College
  • Ted Barnett, Chief, HCPS Career Academy – Firefighter Academy
  • Michael Coggins, Fire and Rescue Coordinator, Blue Ridge Community College
  • Robert Cooper, Chief, Brevard Fire Department
  • Jimmy Brissie, Emergency Management Director, Henderson County
  • Robert Griffin, Chief, Edneyville Fire & Rescue
  • Brad Toms, Fire Protection Technology Instructor, Blue Ridge Community College

Contact Us

Brad Toms
Chair, Fire Protection Technology/Emergency Management
(828) 694-1736