Fire Services

Wake Tech trains fire and rescue personnel throughout Wake and surrounding counties. The Fire Service program is designed to provide full-time and volunteer fire departments with the opportunity to gain knowledge, practical skills and certification in modern firefighting, rescue, officer development and fire department management skills. A broad range of specialty classes, based on both departmental needs and new training standards, are offered throughout the year. 

Training details

Classes are held at the Public Safety Education Campus as well as individual fire departments. Training help within local fire departments enables personnel to develop and enhance skill levels with the equipment they use in controlling fires. 

Any person who is a member of a North Carolina fire department, rescue squad, EMS or emergency services agency may attend as a fee waived student. Classes offered can lead to Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification by the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal

Want to become a firefighter? 

Wake Tech offers a 33-week course that will put you on the pathway to a career in less than a year. In partnership with Wake County, Wake Tech invites anyone who has the heart and desire to perform meaningful and important work fighting fires and ensuring the safety of Wake County residents to apply. No experience is required. 

Earn these certifications:

  • Firefighter
  • Hazardous Materials
  • ICS
  • Rapid Intervention
  • Technical Rescuer
  • EMT Basic will be offered at the end of the academy

Financial assistance may be available. Email [email protected] for more information.

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