Basic Fire AcademyEMT and EMRFire InspectorFire/Arson InvestigatorDriver OperatorInstructor I, II, & IIIFire Officer I, II & ISO

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 and download Fire and EMT Applications

Office:  903-438-0300 or 903-951-0911

or 1-888-347-3789       Fax:  1-888-817-3108

Top-Notch Fire & EMT Training Based in Sulphur Springs, Texas

Traditional Classroom Fire 3 onsite classes yearly.  Tuition: $2400.00
Online Fire courses with onsite skill sessions.  Tuition: $2200.00 (New online fire classes start the 1st and 15th of each month sign up anytime)
For more information contact Andrea or Alyse.

Skill session dates for Online EMT , Online Fire  , or Online EMR
Traditional Classroom dates for Fire and Traditional Classroom dates for EMT

Fire Application. Click Here.

EMT Application. Click Here.

NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472

All of our courses are TCFP approved and eligible for IFSAC's and state certification. 
Except ISO, it isn't eligible for IFSAC seals at this time but students can get state certification for ISO.
Required Textbooks for Basic Fire Academy:

Essentials of Firefighting

Product Type: Package
Essentials of Firefighting
6th ed. & Course Workbook
ISBN: IFSTA Item #: 36931
Required Textbook and Workbook for:
OL Firefighter I (Refresher)
OL Firefighter II (Refresher)
2 week skill session

Hazardous Materials Response

Product Type: Package
Hazardous Materials Response
First Responsers 5th ed. & Exam Prep
ISBN: IFSTA Item #: 36931
Required Textbook and Exam Prep for:
OL Hazmat Awareness (Refresher)
OL HazMat Operations (Refresher)
1 day of skills each


Enhance your safety skills when you enroll in fire and EMT training available through our program based in Sulphur Springs, Texas. At Fire In Texas, we take pride in creating and offering a unique program that gives you the choice between receiving on-site training at your location or online from the comfort of your own home.  We have skill sessions monthly to meet our students needs and time constraints. 

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 11-12 weeks long and costs $2,400.00, while our online session takes a minimum of 8 weeks online with a 12 day onsite Skill session 1 day for the state test and costs $2,200.00 (housing is included in the online fire academy tuition). 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 a passing grade of 70 or above on each IFSAC section of the state exam.   Through the program, you receive the following certifications: ( NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472 ) IFSAC Seals:  HazMat Awareness, Fire Fighter I, HazMat Operations, and Firefighter II All 4 IFSAC Seals are required for state certification.

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 14, 2019

April 4, 2019

June 10, 2019

August 29, 2019

September 3, 2019

November 14, 2019*


Online Fire Academy Skills Schedule

Online Fire Academy Tuition (NFPA 1001 and NFPA 472)  : $2200.00 

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 $55.00 / If paying by Credit Card $58.00

Online fire academy is enrollable now    New classes start the 1st and 15th of each month.  Pick your skill session must be a minimum of 8 weeks out from your start date.


• TCFP Individual Certification • Basic Fire Suppression

Available IFSAC seals: Firefighter I & Firefighter II (NFPA 1001)

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Hazardous Materials Operations
(NFPA 472)

EMR is Here! (see online schedule for dates)  Tuition:  $350.00

EMT and EMR Application Click here

Bridging to EMT is no longer an option per the state.  However if you go through our EMR class and

decide 12 months later to get your EMT we will deduct the tuition you already paid for the online

EMR course when you sign up for the EMT course online.

EMR required textbook:EMR Required Textbook

Click Here

Package ISBN-13:9780134419435

$164.13|Add to Cart

This package contains:

Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 10th Edition
By Chris Le Baudour|©2016|Paper ; 656 pages
MyBradyLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene, 10th Edition
By Chris Le Baudour|©2016|Access Code Card ; 672 pages

EMT is a minimum Prerequisite to certifying as a Firefighter in the state of Texas.

Texas Commission on Fire Protection Minimum Requirements of Medical to certify: 

(c) Prior to being appointed to fire suppression duties, personnel must complete a Commission-approved basic structure fire suppression program and successfully complete a Commission recognized emergency medical course. The individual must successfully pass the Commission examination pertaining to that curriculum as required by §423.3 of this title. The Commission recognizes the following emergency medical training:

  (1) Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Service Personnel certification training;

  (2) an American Red Cross Emergency Response course, including the optional lessons and enrichment sections;

  (3) an American Safety and Health Institute First Responder course;

  (4) National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification; or

  (5) medical training deemed equivalent by the Commission.

Our EMT Training (Scroll up for EMR Training information)
Tuition:  $1040.00 for onsite EMT Online EMT $1000.00

EMT Application Click here.

We offer EMT in the online and on-site training sessions. Traditional Classroom  students are trained over the course of eight weeks, while online students have three months to complete the course. Additionally, we offer a four-day skill session for you to complete your skill before taking your final. Online EMT tuition is $1000.00, Onsite EMT tuition is $1040.00 and online students have the option for housing at Brinker V.F.D. while doing clinical rotations and skill session, $75.00 per week. 

EMT TEXTBOOK: Prehospital Emergency Care 11th ed

Click here for application and for instructions on ordering the textbook

(Textbook Required for Traditional Classroom)


By  Joseph J. Mistovich & Keith J. Karren

EMT/ Traditional Classroom Schedule
Clinical Time (Not Included in dates) 24 hours ER and 48 hours Ambulance.

Start Date

End Date

April 15, 2019

August 08,2019

September 02, 2019

November 18, 2019

(Recommended Textbook for Traditional Classroom and OL EMT)

Exam Prep: EMT-Basic
Author(s): Dr. Ben Hirst, Performance Training Systems
International Association of Fire Chiefs
ISBN-13: 9780763742133
EMT-Basic Review Manual for National Certification
Author(s): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Stephen J. Rahm
ISBN-13: 9780763744663

EMT - Basic Course - Online Schedule (see application for Book information)
Tuition :  $950.00 (Summer Special) Regularly- $1040.00

Basic Course  Skills will be scheduled for 5 days in the last 30 days of the course.

Skill dates are subject to change. 

Call for details (903-438-0300)   .

Start Date

Skill Date- Arrive

End Date

 May 06, 2019

August 05, 2019

 September 09, 2019

 July 01, 2019

September 30, 2019 

November 04, 2019 

September 01, 2019 December 02, 2019

December 31, 2019

November 04, 2019

 February 03, 2020

 March 15, 2020







Contact us to start a new career with our fire and EMT training sessions.

Owner/ Coordinator/ Lead Instructor - Ronnie Gothard