Fire and Rescue Training

Firefighter Certification Classes

Technical Rescuer Certification Classes

Aerial Certification Classes

Driver/Operator Certification Classes

Specialty Classes

Robeson County Department Classes

Southeast Fire Rescue/Police Expo

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676 South Roberts Avenue

Lumberton NC 28358


Robert D. Ivey Jr., Director

Tammy Bozeman, Qualified Assistant

(910) 272-3330


Fire Education


All classes are designed to meet the requirements of the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for certification as a firefighter or technical rescuer.  The student must have a high school diploma or GED and must be 18 years of age in order to be certified by the State of North Carolina.  Classes are registered separately, so you may take one or more classes as needed. Students must attend 80% of scheduled class hours to test for certification. Testing includes a written test and hands on practical. Passing score of 70% for both is required. Students must complete a certification application to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission to become certified as a firefighter or technical rescuer.  This one page document is available on the OSFM website or at the training center. It may be submitted by email, fax or the postal service.  It is the student’s responsibility to submit their request for certification.

Classes are held at the Emergency Services Training Center and at various fire and rescue departments in Robeson County. Please check the link for Robeson County Department classes for a listing of classes scheduled at various locations throughout the county.

All classes at the training center begin at 9 AM daily.  Note start times for various classes being conducted at local departments. Please note our new address is 676 South Roberts Avenue, Lumberton, NC, 28358. Our new phone number is 910-272-3330.

You can call the training center or email to pre-register for fire education or rescue classes. You can also pre-register for a class by using the pre-registration link to the left. Be sure to indicate the class you are pre-registering for.

 If the a class is cancelled or postponed, we make every attempt to notify the student.  Please be sure your contact information is correct when you pre-register.

Specialty classes fill up quickly, so please be sure you pre-register promptly. Some specialty classes may require an additional fee.