Firefighter I Academy
The Firefighter I Academy (FRP251 & FRP251L) is limited-entry: You do not register for this the same way you register for other classes at RCC. In order to be enrolled in the academy course, the process described in the Getting Started Check List must completed first.
Twenty-four positions are available each academy. Selection is based upon a competitive entry process. The academy is an intense 11-week long program designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to function as an integral member of a firefighting team under direct and general supervision in hazardous conditions.
This course meets on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 0800-1730. The class is located at the Jackson County Fire District 3 Training grounds (8383 Agate Rd, White City). This course is based on NFPA 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications.
Our program utilizes a diverse group of instructors who are employed with various local fire departments allowing us to bring the most up to date training to the student.
|Tuition||Current tuition information||$832.00|
|Gear Rental Charge||Helmet, Jacket, Pants, Boots & SCBA||$250.00|
|Textbook||IFSTA Firefighter Essentials||$100.75|
|Nomex Hood||NFPA-Compliant Structural Hood||$21.85|
|Water jug||Blue Coleman 1-gallon||$17.55|
|Gloves||NFPA Structural Fire Gloves||$85.20|
|Safety Glasses||Anti-fog recommended||$5.00|
|T-shirt||RCC Fire Science Blue T-Shirt (3 @ $13.85)||$41.55|
|Shorts||RCC Fire Science Blue Shorts (3 @ $17.85)||$53.55|
|Sweatshirt||RCC Fire Science Blue Sweatshirts ($29.85)||$29.85|
|Drug Screen/ Background||Details provided on acceptance||$76.00|
|Respiratory Mask Fit Test||Required for issue of SCBA Face Mask||$73.00|
|Rental Gear Cleaning||Students required to launder twice ($24 each @ Weldon's)||$48.00|
|Medical Exam||Fee depends on Provider and Insurance||$90.00|
|Total Estimated Costs||$ 1,652.30|