Summer Ignite

Fire Service Classes for NFPA 1403 Standard and Beyond!

Over the summer of 2019, A-B Tech’s Fire Service Continuing Education began offering state certification classes needed to meet the NFPA 1403 standard for firefighting. Now that program continues with the offering of the full suite of NC Firefighter Certification classes in 2020.

  • Students who have completed all of the classes needed to meet the NFPA 1403 standard are qualified for live fire training for structural firefighting.
  • Students who complete all of the certification classes are eligible for NC Firefighter certification.
  • Students who have already taken some of the classes may take only the classes they need or all of the classes if just getting started.
  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Some students may qualify for free classes, call for more information.

Anyone who is a member of a fire department is fee exempt.

Register Now!


Tuesday and Thursday evenings with some Saturdays.


  • Orientation and Safety
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire and Life Safety Preparedness
  • Alarms and Communications


  • Health and Wellness
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Building Construction


  • Ropes
  • TIMS
  • Portable Extinguishers
  • PPE

Next quarter class schedule will be posted soon.


For more information, especially for individual class times, contact Tommy Brooks at (828) 782-2139 or thomasmbrooks@abtech.