Fire Academy

TCC Fire AcademyThe Fire Academy is held at the Fire / Rescue Training Facility at TCC Northwest in Fort Worth.

About Our Classes

Fire Academy Application Required

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to the Fire Academy. See How to Apply to the Fire Academy for details.

At a minimum, you must have a certificate of completion from an Emergency Medical Technician—Basic (EMT-B) program by the Fire Academy start date.

Class Information

We offer 3 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 5 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.

Background Check

In compliance with House Bill 1508: Upon completion of the Fire Academy program, you may be subject to a background check as part of the application process with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

After successfully completing our program, you receive a Basic Firefighter Certification.

If you are a:

Want More Details About Our Program?

Blended Certification Class

We offer a blended TCFP Basic Firefighter certification class with online instruction supported by face-to-face skills practice sessions.

The requirements for admission into the Blended Academy are the same as those for the Traditional Academy class.

Blended Class 3 will begin Monday, June 6, 2022.

Important Dates for the Fire Academy



Northwest Campus

Fire Academy — Public Safety Training Center

Maggie Burns
Administrative Assistant

Call 817-515-7718


Updated May 13, 2024