The Oak Hill Fire Academy has released new details regarding the next scheduled fire academy class.
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 on January 28, 2017. Applications are now being accepted and can be downloaded HERE.
Once the Fire Academy has reached capacity, the remaining applicants will placed on a waiting list in the event someone withdraws from the Academy.
The Academy offered by the Oak Hill Fire Department / TCESD#3 provides a full Texas Commission on Fire Protection accredited course for working men and women through offering classes conveniently on evenings and weekends. The Fire Academy will provide you with the 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.
The fire academy class is 37 weeks long and will be held on Tuesday evenings from 17:30 to 22:00, Thursday evenings from 18:00 to 22:00, and on Saturdays from 08:00 to 17:00. The cost of the course is $4,050.00 and includes a gear rental fee. Tuition costs include use of a uniform shirt, physical training clothes, all required books, facility fees, water bottle, safety glasses, and hearing protection. There will be a non-refundable deposit required of $500.00 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 credit card.
If you want to obtain your Texas Commission on Fire Protection structural firefighter certification but do not want to take months of time off from work to do so during the daytime, then sign up for the next fire academy! Please contact Training Chief Robert Hartigan at 512-288-5576 ext. 103 or email HERE with any questions.
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