Fire Academy

The Oak Hill Fire Academy is currently in session.
New details regarding the next scheduled fire academy class have been released. If you are interested in attending the 2023 Fire Academy, please click HERE to see more general details about preparing for the class.
The next class will tentatively start on January 28, 2023.
Applications will be accepted beginning on Friday, July 1, 2022 and 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, Swift Water Rescue, Traffic Highway Safety Course, 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 evenings from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and occasional Sundays generally from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The cost of the course is $4,250.00 and includes a gear rental fee for NFPA certified live fire personal protective equipment. Tuition costs also include use of a uniform shirt, physical training clothing, all required books, facility fees, a water bottle, eye protection (safety glasses), and hearing protection.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 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 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 sign up for our next fire academy! Please 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