Fire Academy


*Students who complete the Fire Academy will receive certifications and training in the following:

  • NC Firefighter Certification
  • TIMS-Traffic Incident Management System
  • CPR-Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • HazMat Level I Responder
  • Pump Operations
  • EVD-Emergency Vehicle Driver

The Fire Academy of Sampson Community College is designed in two parts.

Part I:

  • Provides a cadet with a basic knowledge of fire service operations.
  • Provides entry level skills required by a majority of fire departments throughout the nation.
  • Provide a cadet with skills to develop teamwork, a positive attitude and public service commitment.

Part II:

  • Provides a cadet with the knowledge of pump operations and emergency vehicle driver (EVD) training.
  • Provides a cadet with credits to apply toward Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Certification.

Overall – Part I’s purpose is to satisfy the successful completion of the manipulative and academic training requirements as established by OSFM (Office of State Fire Marshal) to be certified as a NC Fire Fighter.  Part II fulfills requirements for cadets to become certified and seek employment opportunities in an entry-level position as a fire fighter in the public or private sectors.

Note:  All classes are offered as individual classes.  If a student needs to attend a one, two or etc. classes to complete his certification, then we are allowing them to do so.