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The Wake County Fire Services Training Program was established in 1988. The program provides a comprehensive, centralized and professional fire-training program for the county's 19 contracting departments, as well as the Raleigh Fire Department, and Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. These departments provide fire protection for more than 525,000 Wake County residents.

As part of our commitment to excellence in training, Wake County created the Fire Services Training Center in 1988 to provide comprehensive, professional fire training for the county's fire departments.

This eight-acre training center consists of classroom space, a burn building, a drill tower and three exterior LP Gas pits and has water-drafting capabilities. The center is used year-round and is operated by Wake County in coordination with the following partners:

If you have a question about the use of the fire training center, contact Ricky Dorsey at 919-856-6345. To register for a course or to view courses offered by Wake County Fire Training please visit our registration site.

The following fire training courses are offered through Wake County Fire Services Training Division:

  • Essentials of Firefighting Levels I & II (Volunteer New Recruit School)
  • Hazardous Materials Responder Level I (Operations)
  • Incident Command System 100 and 200
  • Incident Command System 300 and 400
  • Wake County Fire Investigation School
  • North Carolina Rapid Intervention School
  • Wake County Fire Academy (Monday–Friday, 26 weeks)
  • Firefighter II Classes
  • Company and Multi-Company (Practical Skills Training)

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