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Fire Rescue Training

Save Lives and Property: Begin Your Fire Rescue Training Today

For those wishing to begin an exciting and rewarding career in the fire service, the Pitt Community College Fire and Rescue Training program offers a wide range of certification classes designed to meet the needs of firefighters, fire inspectors, and other fire rescue professionals.

Firefighters extinguish fires and respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include work as a fire inspector, fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, emergency management, and disaster assistance

Fire and Rescue Continuing Education

Training doesn’t stop when class ends. We continue training for all Emergency services personnel to keep up with current OSFM certification to better assist our community.

We also offer nighttime Fire Academies for individuals who need an alternative to daytime academies. You will earn the same certifications with a slightly different educational experience.

Why Choose Pitt Community College for Fire and Rescue Training?

There are many benefits to taking firefighter classes at Pitt Community College. Here, you can:

  • Take firefighter classes traditionally, online, or in a hybrid format
  • Enjoy fire and rescue training at the Greenville Center training ground, which is located behind Greenville Fire/Rescue Station 6
  • Earn your FFII certification in one year
  • Get a fee waiver for serving the emergency services profession as a paid employee or volunteer
  • Know that our courses are accredited
  • Work with the equipment and in the environments you will experience as a fire rescue professional

Career Opportunities for Fire and Rescue Program Graduates

The initial NFPA 1403 certification training you receive at Pitt Community College qualifies you for careers in:

  • Firefighting
  • Vehicle and technical rescue
  • Hazardous materials responder and technician
  • Fire officer
  • Fire inspector
  • Fire and life safety educator
  • Fire-rescue instructor

Most of our cadets are hired before they even complete training. This is because of our exemplary training and the fact that firefighter classes take place around Pitt County at different fire departments, which gives you a chance to work with potential employers.

Click on any class in the calendar to view details and learn how to register.

To be notified of classes as they post, text @pccfireems to 81010 or type rmd.at/pccfireems in your internet browser.


Click below for a list of all fire classes in the state on the Office of State Fire Marshal website:

https://apps.ncdoi.net/f?p=305:4::::::