Fire & Rescue

Fire, Rescue, & Emergency Management

Are you a firefighter who needs training, or are you interested in becoming a firefighter?

Our fire training division offers fire and rescue training classes to Columbus County. Classes to provide NC Fire and Rescue Certifications (through the NC Fire & Rescue Commission), courses for re-certification, and courses in the latest technology are offered locally on a regular basis.

Program Licensure Disclosures

Program Licensure Disclosure – Fire Rescue Training Programs

All classes are designed to meet the requirements of the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for certification as a firefighter or technical rescuer. The student must have a high school diploma or GED and must be 18 years of age in order to be certified by the State of North Carolina. Classes are registered separately, so you may take one or more classes as needed. Students must attend 80% of scheduled class hours to test for certification. Testing includes a written test and hands on practical. Passing score of 70% for both is required. Students must complete a certification application to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission to become certified as a firefighter or technical rescuer.