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How to Apply to the Fire Academy

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. Sponsoring department is responsible for Fire Academy student fees. No testing required.

Active volunteer firefighters may receive second priority enrollment with proof of 1 year of volunteer service, EMT-B certification and successful completion of the physical agility test.

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

You may deliver your materials:

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


Northwest Campus

Margaret Burns, Administrative Office Assistant

Fire Service Training Center
4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76179

Updated January 15, 2020