Fire Services

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Fire Services

Fire protection encompasses not only the fire service, represented by our community’s fire departments and their members, but the civilians who work for fire departments in various roles, those who work elsewhere in government in fire-related roles, and those in the private sector who are involved in fire prevention or related pursuits.

Firefighter Academy

A-B Tech offers a complete Firefighter Academy in partnership with area Fire Departments, at A-B Tech Woodfin. A-B Tech Woodfin is home to the Buncombe County Public Safety Training Center, a state-of-the-art training center for Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement personnel.

For more information on the Firefighter Academy visit Firefighter Academy

 

Fire Service Certification Class Schedules

Our classes are listed in the Buncombe County Fire Training Calendar and on the Facebook page "Buncombe County Fire & Rescue Training".

Buncombe County Fire & Rescue Training Calendar

 

Check the Facebook page "Buncombe County Fire & Rescue Training" for updated schedules.

To register for classes see the "online registration" instructions below or contact John Wilson (828) 782-2139.

For additional information email John Wilson or Jason McEntire.

To register online for a course(s), please write down the course number. Navigate to the "Online Registration Button" below, login to the secure system, complete your information and enter the Course ID number. If you are not fee-exempt, you may pay with an American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. Fee Exempt personnel should navigate to the "I am exempt from paying" button and list your place of employment if you qualify. Please note that all fee-exempt applicants are verified.

 

Fire Service-Related Degree Classes

The previous "Fire Protection Technology" program has been replaced with fire service management courses in our new Public Safety Administration program. Be sure to check out our "Fire Service Management" certificate program!

For more information visit Public Safety Administration Program