Fire Academy

The Oak Hill Fire Academy is currently in session. If you are interested in attending a future Fire Academy, please click HERE to see more details about preparing for the class. The next class will tentatively start in January 2019. Applications are not currently being accepted, but the application can be downloaded HERE.

The Academy offered by the Oak Hill Fire Department / TCESD#3 provide a full Texas Commission on Fire Protection accredited course for men and women through offering classes conveniently on evenings and weekends. The Fire Academy will provide you with instruction and knowledge to be able to obtain your Basic Structural Firefighter Certification, Courage to be Safe program, S130/190, L180, and IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 courses.


This Academy is conducted in a classroom and hands-on environment, ensuring you are familiar with the knowledge and skills to be ready for the state examination and to be very proficient in your future as a Firefighter. You will have the opportunity to be successful as a firefighter under our training program. Our program also provides an intensive physical training aspect to ensure you are well prepared for the firefighting profession.

The fire academy class is 37 weeks long and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17:30 to 22:00 and on Saturdays, generally from 08:00 to 17:00. The cost of the course is $4,050.00 and includes a gear rental fee for NFPA certified live fire personal protective equipment. Tuition costs also include the use of a uniform shirt, physical training clothing, all required books, facility fees, water bottle, safety glasses, and hearing protection. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of application submittal which will be applied to the total cost of the academy. Payments can be made via cash, check, money order, or onsite using a credit card to: TCESD #3, 4111 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78735.

If you want to obtain your Texas Commission on Fire Protection structural firefighter certification and want to have the opportunity to participate in an Academy that prepares you for the mental and physical challenges of the firefighting profession, then signing up for the next Oak Hill Fire Academy is the right thing for you!

Contact Battalion Chief Robert Hartigan at 512-288-5576 ext. 103 or email HERE with any questions.

Team Building Exercise during Academy #6 Students from the 6th class learning how to extinguish fires 2008 Fire Academy Cadet Class