Fire and Rescue 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. Our address is 5825 South Roberts Avenue, Lumberton, NC, 28358. Our phone number is 910-272-3330.
You can call the training center or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to pre-register for fire or rescue classes. You can also pre-register for a class by using the pre-registration link. Be sure to indicate the class you are pre-registering for under class title.
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.
- Firefighter Certification Classes
2021 Day Firefighter Academy has been scheduled!
The first day firefighter academy of 2021 has been scheduled to start January 11, 2021 and run through April 2, 2021. This academy will be based on the new 2019 firefighter certification classes, which places topics in blocks of instruction, instead of individual classes. The academy will contain 470 hours of instruction and students will be certified as firefighters upon successful completion of the academy. Scholarship monies may be available. An orientation class for this academy will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020, from 1pm until 5pm at the Emergency Services Training Center. Attendance is not required, but highly recommended. Pre-registration is required for the academy, as well as the orientation session. Call the training center at 910-272-3330. A copy of the academy schedule is linked below:
2021 Evening Firefighter Academy has been scheduled!
We have scheduled an evening firefighter academy for 2021. This academy is based on the 2013 standard for firefighter certification. The academy will be held at Rennert Fire Department, located at 9896 Rennert Road, Shannon, NC, 28386. This academy is open enrollment, which means you can take what classes you need to complete your certification. This will the last evening academy based on the 2013 standard, A link to the schedule is posted below:
Certification classes will also be held during the Southeast Fire/Rescue College weekend in February. These classes will be taught using the 2013 standard. This will be an opportunity to complete your 2013 standard certification. Click on the Southeast Fire/Rescue College sidebar for the dates and a copy of the brochure.
- Technical Rescuer Certification Classes
2021 Technical Rescuer Night Academy has been scheduled for January 5, 2031, through April 27, 2021. Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the training center, with three Saturday classes over the duration of the academy. Call the training center to pre-register. A link to the schedule is listed below:
- Aerial Certification Classes
An Aerial Academy has been scheduled for April 2021. Click on the below link for dates and times.
Pre-registration is required!
- Driver/Operator Certification Classes
A Driver Operator Pumps Academy has been scheduled! Click on the link below for dates and times.
Pre-registration is required!
- SPECIALITY CLASSES
Fire and Life Safety Educator Level II (certification) RCC Emergency Services Training Center March 1-5, 2021. Class will start at 0800 hrs. each day. Call the training center to pre-register.
Fire Instructor I (FIP3811) RCC Emergency Services Training Center March 16, 17, 18, 2021. Class starts at 0900 hrs. each day. Pre-registration is required. Call the training center at 910-272-3330 for further information.
Rescue Officer (FIP6900) RCC Emergency Services Training Center April 20, 21, and 22, 2021. Class starts at 0900 hrs. each day. Pre-registration is required. Call the training center.
Rapid Intervention Series (FIP6411) RCC Emergency Services Training Center May 24-28, 2021. Class starts at 0800 hrs. each day. The certification class is being presented in block format, including rapid intervention crew, mayday and safety and survival for a total of 50 hours. Pre-registration is required.
- Robeson County Fire Department Classes
Personal Protective Equipment (certification) Britts Fire Department February 9, 11, 16, 18 and 23, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs. each evening. (2013 standard)
Fire Behavior (certification) Whitehouse Fire Department February 18, 23 and 25, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs. each evening. (2013 standard)
Bloodborne Pathogens Refresher (OSHA required) Pembroke City Fire Department February 22, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs.
Foam Fire Streams (certification) Queheel Fire-Rescue February 23 and 25, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs. each evening. (2013 standard)
Fire Control (certification) Northwoods Fire-Rescue March 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 25, 30 and April 3, 2021. Evening classes start at 1830 hrs. and Saturday class will start at 0800 hrs. Classroom portion will be held at the Tolarsville Station. Skills on Saturday will be held at the training center. (2013 standard)
Forcible Entry (certification) Red Springs Fire Department March 9, 16, 18, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs. each evening. (2013 standard)
Fire Behavior (certification) Red Springs Fire Department April 1, 6, 8, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs. each evening. (2013 standard)
Portable Fire Extinguishers (certification) Red Springs Fire Department April 13 and 20, 2021. Class starts at 1830 hrs. each evening. (2013 standard)
Night Firefighter Academy (2013 Edition) will start in January, 2021 and is being held at the Rennert Fire Department. Call the training center for further details.
- Southeast Fire Rescue/Police Expo
The 47th annual fire college is now history. Over 500 students attended. We are now in the planning stages for 2022! Stay tuned!
Director of Fire and Rescue Training | Emergency Services Training Center, Building – 16
Phone: (910) 272-3329
Burnette, Stephanie Danielle
Qualified Administrative Assistant | Emergency Services Training Center, Building – 16
Phone: (910) 272-3330