Fire Academy

The Fire Academy is held at the Fire Service Training Center on the Northwest Campus in Fort Worth.

About Our Classes

We offer three daytime classes a year beginning in January, May and August for a 14-week period. Classes meet Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Classes consist of a combination of classroom and skills training.

At the end of the class, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Fire Suppression (TCFP) certification exam is administered. If you succeed, you will be eligible to apply for the Basic Fire Suppression certification.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

After successfully completing our program, you receive a Basic Firefighter Certificate of Completion.

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Admission Requirements

You must:

  • Be admitted to TCC
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a Texas driver's license
  • Hold a minimum of EMT-B Certificate of Completion by the Fire Academy start date
  • Be able to pass the Physical Agility Test

Apply to the Fire Academy

Paid firefighters of a fire department receive first priority of enrollment.

You must submit the following documents to the Fire Academy Office by the application deadline.

  • Fire Academy Application Packet (PDF will open in a new window)
  • Copy of EMT or Paramedic certification
  • Copy of Texas driver's license
  • Submit a notarized Waiver of Liability

You may deliver your materials:

We must have all of your application documents before you can schedule your Physical Agility Test.

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Deborah Moore, Administrative Assistant, Fire Academy



Updated October 30, 2014


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