06/15/08 70 W, 1 I - + 13 - 8 Wake County Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

Wake County Fire/Rescue is now accepting applications for its first county-wide fire academy. Applications must be received no later than August 1, 2008. The academy is scheduled for September 2008 through January 2009. Successful candidates will receive: Firefighter II, HazMat Operations Plus, EMT Basic, ICS, Firefighter Rescue, Firefighter Survival, Rescue Technician, and Fit Testing. See this PDF flyer for application requirements and contact information. Good luck!

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Jake - 06/15/08 - 08:50

So you have to be affiliated with a FD and furnish your equipment? That seems a bit odd compared to other fire academies in the area…will definitely reduce the number of applications.
Sanders - 06/15/08 - 11:41

Can somebody tell me what the starting pay is? Is Wake County firefighters just going to float from station to station or what?
Matt - 06/15/08 - 11:57

This is not an academy for employment. It is an academy for people wanting to obtain their certifiactions like the one that is ran by Durham Tech.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 06/15/08 - 14:41

Chev is correct this is the same type of academy like other community colleges run. Johnston Community college, Durham Tech and Wilson Tech. It gives the firefighters who can attend day time classes a chance to finish their certifications in less time than taking classes at night. Back when I was teaching at JCC we ran 2 a year and 99.9% of the students had paid firefighter jobs with in a year! I am glade Wake Tech and the county have pulled this together because when I was at JCC most of the students came from Garner, Durham Highway, Western Wake, Wake New Hope, Wendell, Knightdale, Six forks, Bay leaf and Wake forest. SO good luck to the staff and the students!
Jason Lane - 06/16/08 - 19:37

Great Idea, and a good chance for quality and consistency with training in this county.
JBoggs - 06/17/08 - 11:42

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