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Kilgore College Online Fire Academy

...Is one of the first certified training facilities in Texas to offer both on-site and online training options.

Our online training offers Fire Commission approved firefighter training to the students that are not able to attend traditional courses due to work, family or personal issues. The online academy allows the student to study from their home and complete the online requirements with course work including power point presentations, video clips, practice tests, and online assessment tests. Courses now offered on-line include: Basic Fire Academy, Arson Investigator, Fire Inspector, Driver/Operator – Pumper, Fire Officer I & II, Instructor Levels I, II, & III, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Phase V, Firefighter I and Firefighter II. Also offer Volunteer Firefighter Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Training.

Upon successful completion of the online portions of course curriculum, students will attend on-site Skills Training Session associated with said course for which mastery of all required skills will be practiced and demonstrated. During Basic Fire Academy skills session, students are required to stay on campus for full skills session. Upon successful completion of these skills, the student will be eligible to sit for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Written and Performance Certification exams.

Welcome Americans and Canadians

The Kilgore College Fire Academy has received approval as a designated institution by the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Students attending the Fire Academy who meet the British Columbia residency requirement are now able to apply for financial assistance under the British Columbia Student Assistance Program.


About The Kilgore College Fire Academy

The KC Fire Academy is recognized by the State of Texas as an exemplary program. The academy is accredited by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the State Fireman and Fire Marshal’s Association, and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The academy offers certification schools for the NFPA 1001 Basic Structural Firefighter I and II certification, the Texas Volunteer certification, Fire Inspector, and Fire and Arson Investigation courses. The Kilgore College Fire Academy has received approval as a designated institution by the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Students attending the Fire Academy who meet the British Columbia residency requirement are now able to apply for financial assistance under the British Columbia Student Assistance Program.

Individuals completing a combined Firefighter I and Firefighter II commission-approved Basic Structure Fire Suppression program, passing the applicable state examination, and holding, as a minimum, current certification by the Texas Department of Health as Emergency Care Attendant or successful completion of the American Red Cross Emergency Response course with optional endorsements, may be granted IFSAC certifications as Firefighter I, Firefighter II, First Responder Awareness, and First Responder Operations by making application to the Commission for the IFSAC seals and paying the applicable fees. On-site students will also receive eight hours certification in Wildland Firefighter Suppression from the Texas Forest Service and 25 hours certification in Hazardous Materials Response from the City of Kilgore Fire Department.

Earn your Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection online

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The Kilgore College Fire Academy offers the online program--one that current certified firefighters might have a burning interest in.

The new online program provides a curriculum that, when completed, will award graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection.

The course is a total of 60 hours which includes the Basic Fire Academy training. Students who have completed a certified commissioned academy can receive 23 hours credit towards their degree and take the remaining 37 hours online.

Tuition and lab fees are free to current employed paid Texas firefighters. It’s great because you can complete the online coursework while maintaining full-time jobs.

Firefighters who complete the program will have better promotional opportunities and will be more marketable in the field.

KC encourages anybody who is interested in the program to come see us and apply for financial aid if they need it through our financial aid office on campus (financial aid is available for all courses within degree except for Firefighter I-XII).

Students who have never taken courses at KC will need to apply at www.kilgore.edu. Returning students who have been out more than a semester will need to fill out a Student Update Form from the Office of Admissions and Records. 

For more information, contact Rhonda Paul, manager of public services, at (903) 983-8177, or e-mail her: rpaul@kilgore.edu.



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Rhonda Paul
Kilgore College
Online Fire Academy
Phone: (903) 983-8177-voice mail
Fax: (903) 988-3741
rpaul@kilgore.edu
Toll Free: 888-347-3789
Toll Free Fax: 888-817-3108
   

 

1-21-2014

 


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