Our Basic Fire Training
This 468-hour training course is available in online and on-site formats. There are no pre-requisites
required to enroll. Our on-site training is 12 weeks long and costs $2,400.00, while our online session
is two weeks long and costs $2,200.00.
Traditional Academy students have the option of being housed at Brinker Volunteer Fire Department
for $300.00 a month. If grades are kept up and the student is doing well in the course they have the
option to apply with Department to become a Volunteer 2 weeks into the academy.
In the on-site class, we conduct live fire drills to train you on the basics of overhauls, forced entries,
ropes, knots, ladders, fire extinguishers, building construction, fire safety, and orientation. After
passing the basic fire academy, and taking the state test which will be administered at the completion
of the course at our facility. Students will become state certified with an overall passing grade of 70
or above with the state. For students to earn each IFSAC each grade for each IFSAC must score 70 or
above. In all when a student receives his/her state test results you will get one overall score which
has to be 70 or above and 4 IFSAC seal grades and each of those IFSAC scores must be 70 or above
to qualify to receive the students IFSAC seals. Through the program, you receive the following
Traditional Fire Academy Course Schedule
The end date of these academies may change due to snow days and holidays dates will be changed as soon as we change them.
Start Date End Date
January 15, 2018
June 11, 2018
April 4, 2018
August 30, 2018
September 4, 2018
|November 15, 2018*
|January 14, 2019
||April 4, 2019*
Online Fire Academy Tuition: $2200.00 for the skill session and online portion.
Breakdown: If taken separately
OL Firefighter I: $1200.00 for the skill session Housing $150.00
OL HazMat Awareness: $150.00 1 days in the classroom. Call For Dates. 903-438-0300
OL Firefighter II: $1000.00 for the skill session Housing $150.00
HazMat Operations: $200.00 1 day of skills Call For Dates. 903-438-0300
Texas Commission on Fire State Testing Fee is $85.00 / If paying by Credit Card $88.00
Online fire academy is enrollable now. New classes start every 10 days:
Confirm for your skill session now!!!!!
* This skill session will be run on an as needed basis, and will be determined
in November. So if you are interested in attending this skill session put your
name on the list ASAP. So we can determine if it will be ran as scheduled here.