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The Fire In Texas Fire/EMS Training Academy offers "traditional" training for students desiring to become "certified" Firefighters and/or EMS personnel and choose to attend a traditional twelve-week on site academy.  Fire In Texas Fire/EMS Training Academy also offers the popular online delivery method for both the Basic Fire Academy as well as the Basic EMT program.   

Demand for delivery of "online" training has skyrocketed and we have put together state-of-the-art online training programs to meet the needs of students who may have families, jobs, and financial obligations, which would prevent them from attending a traditional twelve-week academy. Additionally, our traditional training programs produce highly trained and highly demanded students.

Basic Fire Academy:  Online Delivery:           Total Tuition: $1,900
Student enrolls in the course and is allowed approximately 3 ½ months or fourteen weeks to complete the self-paced online course work.  At the conclusion of the fourteen week online course work, the student travels to our facility in Sulphur Springs, Texas for an intensive fourteen (14) day hands-on skills session.  During this hands-on skills session the student will demonstrate mastery of the various skills as mandated by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.  Skill subject areas include Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Ladders, Fire Hose, Live Fire Exercises, Hazardous Materials Situations, Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Ropes/Knots, just to name a few of the subjects.

What is included in the cost of tuition?
Both the online portion of training as well as the fourteen day hands-on skills session is included in the $1,900 tuition fee.  Housing in Sulphur Springs during the hands-on skills session is also included if the student is not from the immediate area and is in need of housing.  In addition, if the student is flying in from Canada or any other remote location, the tuition fee will include our staff members picking you up at Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport (DFW) and transporting you to Sulphur Springs at no additional cost.

What is not included in the cost of tuition?
The textbook(s), meals, uniforms, or testing fees are not included in the tuition fee.

Do I have to pay the entire $1,900 at one time?
The student must pay $800 to be enrolled and start work on the online course work.  The remaining $1,100 must be paid prior to the first day of the hands-on skills session.

Can I attend a hands-on skills session earlier or later than the date I was assigned when I originally enrolled?
Yes, as long as all of the online course work is completed and all course requirements are met, the student may attend an earlier hands-on skills session as long as there is space available in the classroom and housing, if housing is required.  In the event that a situation has developed and the student wishes to attend a skill session later than the one originally assigned, every attempt will be made to accommodate this request, depending upon the circumstances.  If this does occur the student may be required to repeat portions of the course work online to comply with Texas Commission on Fire Protection requirements.

On the last day of the hands-on skill session, the student will take the Texas Commission on Fire Protections State Examination for certification.

NOTE:  There are NO PREREQUISITES for enrollment in this course.

Please NOTE: In order for a student to apply for Basic Firefighter certification, they must verify to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection that they have successfully completed an acceptable level of medical training.  If a student has already completed their medical certification, they may immediately apply for Basic Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection after passing the State Fire Examination.  If a student has not already completed their medical certification, they will have two years, from the date that they take their Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination to complete their medical requirements.

Upon successful completion of the Basic Fire Academy and the required medical training, the student will be eligible to be hired as a paid/career firefighter in the State of Texas.  In addition, the student will be eligible to apply for IFSAC seals in the areas of Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations.  These IFSAC seals will enable the student to seek employment in Canada and any other State or Country that is an IFSAC participant.

Basic Fire Inspector:  Online Delivery:           Total Tuition:  $650.00 (Skill Session Included)
Student enrolls in a two-month online, self-paced Texas Commission on Fire Protection approved course.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, the student will attend a two-day hands-on skills session

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on skills session, the student will be eligible to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination for certification as a certified Fire Inspector in the State of Texas. All of the courses offered under the authority of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection are IFSAC accredited and eligible for the student to receive IFSAC seals upon successful completion.  Successful completion of all portions of this course will result in the student being eligible to receive IFSAC seals in the areas of Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, and Plans Examiner I.

NOTE:  There are NO PREREQUISITES for enrollment in this course.

Basic Fire/Arson Investigator:  Online Delivery:    Total Tuition:  $395. (Skill Session Included)
Student enrolls in a one-month online, self-paced Texas Commission on Fire Protection approved course.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, the student will attend a one-day hands-on skills session

 Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on skills session, the student will be eligible to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination for certification as a certified Fire/Arson Investigator in the State of Texas. All of the courses offered under the authority of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection are IFSAC accredited and eligible for the student to receive IFSAC seals upon successful completion.  Successful completion of all portions of this course will result in the student being eligible to receive IFSAC seal in the areas of Fire Investigator.

What is the difference in a Fire Investigator and an Arson Investigator? 
A student signs up for the Fire/Arson Investigator course.  Another student that is already certified and commissioned as a Police Officer also signs up for the exact same course.  Both students take the exact same course online.  Both students attend and complete the exact same one-day hands-on skills session.  Both students take the same Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination.  Both students pass the Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination and apply for certification.  The student that is a Police Officer applies for certification as an Arson Investigator and attaches the appropriate documentation verifying that he/she is a Police Officer.  The student that is not a Police Officer applies for certification as a Fire Investigator.

A Fire Investigator is limited to looking at the scene of the fire in an attempt to conduct a Cause and Origin Determination.  The Arson Investigator is NOT limited to the scene of the fire but may not only conduct the Arson Investigation, but may also look into the criminal history, financial background, and other investigative procedures that is not restricted to the fire scene itself. 

If a Fire Investigator attended a police academy and received certification and commission, they would simply reapply for certification and become an Arson Investigator at that time.  It would not be necessary to take another training course or take another Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination.

NOTE:  There are NO PREREQUISITES for enrollment in this course.

Driver Operator-Pumper:  Online Delivery:        Total Tuition:  $275 (Skill Session Included)
Student enrolls in a one-month online, self-paced Texas Commission on Fire Protection approved course.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, the student will attend a one-day hands-on skills session

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on skills session, the student will be eligible to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination for certification as a certified Driver Operator-Pumper. All of the courses offered under the authority of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection are IFSAC accredited and eligible for the student to receive an IFSAC seal upon successful completion.  Successful completion of all portions of this course will result in the student being eligible to receive an IFSAC seal in the areas of Driver Operator-Pumper.

NOTE:  Successful completion of a Basic Fire Academy is the only PREREQUISITE for enrollment in this course.

Fire Instructor I and Fire Instructor II:  Online Delivery:        Total Tuition:  $200 each (Skill Session Included)
Student enrolls in a one-month online, self-paced Texas Commission on Fire Protection approved course in Fire Instructor I and/Fire Instructor II.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, the student will attend a one-day hands-on skills session

Instructor III : Online Delivery: $250.00 (Skills session Included) Student enrolls in a one-month online, self-paced Texas Commission on Fire Protection approved course in Fire Instructor III.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, the student will attend a one-day hands-on skills session

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on skills session, the student will be eligible to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination for certification as a certified Fire Instructor I and/or Fire Instructor II.. All of the courses offered under the authority of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection are IFSAC accredited and eligible for the student to receive an IFSAC seal upon successful completion.  Successful completion of all portions of this course will result in the student being eligible to receive an IFSAC seal in the areas of Fire Instructor I and/or Fire Instructor II.

NOTE:  Successful completion of either a Basic Fire Academy, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Marine Firefighter, or ARRF course is a PREREQUISITE for enrollment in this course.  A student may enroll in the course, successfully pass the TCFP state examination, and apply for their IFSAC seal as an Instructor I.  However, the student must have three years of active time with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection in one of the above mentioned disciplines before they may apply and receive certification from TCFP as a Fire Instructor I.

Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II:     Online Delivery:        Total Tuition:  $200 each (Skills session Included))
Student enrolls in a one-month online, self-paced Texas Commission on Fire Protection approved course.  Upon completion of the online portion of the course, the student will attend a one-day hands-on skills session

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on skills session, the student will be eligible to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Examination for certification as a certified Fire Officer I and/or Fire Officer II.  All of the courses offered under the authority of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection are IFSAC accredited and eligible for the student to receive an IFSAC seal upon successful completion.  Successful completion of all portions of this course will result in the student being eligible to receive an IFSAC seal in the areas of Fire Officer I and/or Fire Officer II.

NOTE:  The only PREREQUISITE for enrollment in this course is that the student must hold Fire Instructor I certification prior to being eligible to certify as Fire Officer I.

EMT-Basic:                 Online Delivery:            Total Tuition:  $900
Student enrolls in a eight-week online, self-paced Texas Department of Health approved Basic Emergency Medical Technician training course.  Upon completion of the online portion of training, the student shall attend, at our facility, a one-week hands-on skills session and clinical rotation period.  Upon successful completion of all course requirements, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination for certification as a State of Texas EMT or a National Registered EMT.

Skills include: CPR, bandaging and splinting, traction splints, mechanical aids to breathing (oxygen, bag-mask, suctioning, oral and nasal airways, pocket masks), patient assessment, vital signs, spinal immobilization, automated external defibrillation, pneumatic anti-shock garment, epinephrine auto-injector, nebulized bronchodilators.

Hours of training
: 140 minimum.

Certification requirements
: Minimum age 18, high school diploma or GED, EMT-Basic skills proficiency verification by training program, state-administered National Registry certification exam, and submit EMS Personnel Certification Application and fee.

 

 

 

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