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Fire and Rescue

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Fire and Rescue Service Training helps prepare firefighters to serve their communities. Training sessions are held in fire departments throughout our seven-county service area, training you as part of an organized group with the equipment you would use in controlling fires.

Class Schedules

FIP Class Schedule Time Hours Location Instructor
3040
Dare Fire Academy
Firefighter General and Communications Aug. 25 and 27
Aug. 29
Sep. 1 and 3
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
24 Kill Devil Hills Fire Department TBA
3041 Fire Ground Operations 1: Firefighter Health and Safety Sep. 9
Sep. 12
Sep. 16, 17 and 23
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
24 Kitty Hawk Fire Department Ben Alexander
3018 Water Supplies Sep. 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17 6 – 10 p.m. 20 South Camden Fire Department David Miller
3630 Driver Operator/Pumps Introduction Sep. 10 and 11 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 16 Duck Fire Department Lewis Smith
3013 Fire Control Sep. 11
Sep. 12 and 13
Sep. 26 and 27
Sep. 28
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
38 Roanoke Island Fire Department Bill Walker
3010 Ladders Sep. 13 and 20 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 16 Crawford Fire Department Richard Lane
3631 Driver Operator/Pump Basic Operations Sep. 21, 22 and 23 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 24 Duck Fire Department Lewis Smith
3001 Orientation and Safety Sep. 21, 23 and 25
Sep. 26
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – noon
16 Weeksville Fire Department Steve Vaughan
3012 Foam Fire Streams Sep. 26 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 Crawford Fire Department Richard Lane
3042 Fire Ground Operations 2: Personal Protective Equipment Sep. 26
Sep. 29
Oct. 1 and 7
Oct. 10
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
28 Kitty Hawk Fire Department Dale Smith
3019 Sprinklers Sep. 30
Oct. 1, 7 and 8
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
16 South Camden Fire Department David Miller

Special Notes

  • Tests are always given the last night of the last class for each course
  • Students must register the first night of class and attend 80 percent of class to get credit for the class (state mandated)
  • Minimum number of students to hold classes is 10
  • We need your request for fire classes seven days prior to the beginning of classes, unless you make arrangements to have someone to pick up materials.
  • Classes are added during the month that may not be on the training calendar
  • All requested fire classes will need to be requested by using the Fire Class Request form; classes requested without the required paperwork will not be approved
Coming soon.
FIP Class Schedule Time Hours Location Instructor
3007 Forcible Entry May 11
May 13
May 14
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
4
4
4
12
Moyock Fire
Department (MFD)
Ray Irrizary
3012 Foam May 17 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 MFD Richard Lane
3016 Safety and
Survival
May 19
May 21
May 23
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4
4
8
16
MFD Ray Irrizary
3017 Emergency
Medical Care
May 26
May 27
May 29
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
4
4
4
12
MFD Richard Lane
3004 Ventilation May 31
June 3
June 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8
4
8
20
MFD Richard Lane
3021 Mayday June 8
June 10
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
4
4
8
MFD Ray Irrizary
3021 Fire and
Life Safety
Prep.
June 15
June 18
June 20
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
4
4
8
16
MFD Richard Lane
3017 Rescue June 23
June 24
June 25
June 27
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4
4
4
8
20
MFD Ray Irrizarry
3004 Fire
Behavior
June 30
July 2
July 6
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
4
4
4
12
MFD Ray Irrazary
3013 Fire
Control
July 8
July 9
July 11
July 14
July 16
July 18
July 20
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 10 p.m.
4
4
8
4
4
8
4
40
MFD Ray Irrazary
MFD
VA Beach Burn Center
MFD
MFD
VA Beach Burn Center
MFD
3014 Loss
Control
July 22 and 23
July 25
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4
8
12
MFD Richard Lane
FIP Class Schedule Time
3630 Pump Introduction Sep. 10 and 11 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3631 Pumps Basic Operations Sep. 21, 22 and 23 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3632 Pumps Maintenance and Testing Oct. 19, 20 and 21 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3634 Pumps Hydraulics Nov. 2 and 3 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3635 Pumps Water Supply Nov. 9 and 10 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3633 Pumps Sprinkler and Standpipes Nov. 16 and 17 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dare Fire Academy Orientation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at 7 p.m in the Colington Fire Department.

Scholarships

Blue Cross Blue Shield™ (BCBS) Foundation of North Carolina Firefighter Stipend and Scholarship Program

BCBS Foundation Firefighter Scholarship to Adults Application

BCBS Foundation Firefighter Stipend Application

Resources

Instructional Faculty

  1. Faculty Description
    1. Fire Fighter Instructors: All instructors hired by COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall.
      • General Instructor: One who has taken and passed the State Educational Methodology Exam. This level of instructor can teach classroom and practicals but can not test.
      • Qualified Instructor: One who has taken and passed the State Educational Methodology Exam and the State Job Knowledge Exam. This level of instructor can teach and test students.
    2. Rescue Technician Instructors: All instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall.
    3. Specialty Course Instructors: All instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall as it relates to the program specialty.
    4. Non-Credentialed Instructors: All non-credentialed instructors must be able to document their expertise in a particular specialty field before they are allowed to teach a program.
  2. Appointment: Instructors will be chosen based on credentialing qualifications, past performance, and availability. All instructors will be hired on a part-time basis for the duration of the class and will be supervised by the School Director.
  3. Responsibilities/Expectations: In addition to the duties and responsibilities addressed in the Department of Workforce Development and Career Readiness’ (Continuing Education) instructor’s manual, all Fire and Rescue Instructors will be responsible for:
    1. Education and training needs in the seven-county college service area;
    2. Identification of needed resources;
    3. Participate in the planning process of training classes;
    4. Instructional coordination and delivery;
    5. Coordination/evaluation of auxiliary instructors, including:
      • Evaluation and monitoring of student performance throughout all activities required for program completion, including remediation and competency evaluations.
    6. Student monitoring/professional development; and program record keeping;
    7. Instructors may use appropriate materials they wish to enhance their presentations, but the use of Commission approved curriculum materials are required in all certifications courses;
    8. Ask students to sign attendance roster, and the Fire/Rescue using full name;
    9. Sign intent to pay form and attendance roster;
    10. Please ask students if anyone is under the age of 18 (They must have a signed release form from their high school). No one under 16 years of age may register;
    11. Make sure students complete 80 percent of class before testing them;
    12. Check roster and attendance sheet for number of students to be sure they match;
    13. When canceling class notify school before 12 pm on day of class;
    14. Return all packets to school 3 days after completing class;
    15. When requesting classes please send in request to school seven to 10 days prior to class start date; and
    16. Report any injury to a firefighter enrolled in classes sponsored by the COA to the School Director as soon as possible.
  4. Appointment Qualifications Requirements: All Instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall for that level of instruction. Instructors will be responsible for providing documentation of their qualifications and credentialing.
  5. Method of Faculty Evaluation and Re-appointment: Instructors will be evaluated by the following means:
    1. Student evaluations.
    2. Student retention.
    3. Student pass rates, both local and state testing statistics.
  6. Faculty Orientation/Development:
    1. All instructors hired by the COA’s Department of Workforce Development and Career Readiness will receive a copy of the college’s Instructor Policy and Procedure Manual and a thorough orientation to acquaint them with the college’s policies and procedures.
    2. All Fire and Rescue Instructors will be required to attend an annual update/orientation class sponsored by the college. At this class, the instructors will be made aware of updates and changes to the program as well as any changes to the college’s policies and procedures. Instructors will be allowed to voice any concerns and/or suggestions for improvements for fire and rescue. In the event of major changes or event happenings, a special meeting will be called to cover new materials.

Fire Class Request

Fire Class Minor Release