Want to Become a Firefighter? Wake County Can Get You There.

Two Fire Academy trainees scale a roof and use a saw

Wake County, in partnership with Wake Technical Community College, is recruiting for the next Wake County Fire Academy class. The 38-week course, which starts on October 3, 2022, will put you on the pathway to a career in less than a year. More than 80% of academy grads have gone on to full-time positions with local fire departments.

The Wake County Fire Academy is perfect for anyone who has the heart and desire to perform meaningful and important work fighting fires and ensuring the safety of Wake County residents. Whether you have volunteer firefighter experience or are interested in starting a new career, the academy could be the jumpstart you’re looking for.

Academy graduates receive the following certifications:

  • Firefighter
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Incident Command System
  • Rapid Intervention
  • Technical Rescuer

The EMT Basic certification course will be offered at the end of the academy on the same daily schedule format.

Financial assistance may be available through Wake Tech.

Interested in learning more? For applications or further information, email bradley.pace@wake.gov.