Firefighter Academy is a highly interactive and engaging online firefighter training course that can be used to suit your group and/or individual circumstance.

If you are a group, municipality, training academy or college that is searching for an online course that your group can use for certification – Firefighter Academy is for you! We will work with you on a group rate depending on the size of your group. Simply contact us to begin this discussion.  

If you are an individual who is searching for an online course to start your career in firefighting – Firefighter Academy is for you too! With the flexibility of an online course you are able to learn at your own speed while still having access to the instructor.

Whether you:

  1. Want the convenience of an online course and plan to take your hands-on training and certification exam at your local academy;
  2. Want a turnkey certification package that includes online classroom learning, hands-on training, and certification testing; or
  3. You are already on the job as a firefighter and you simply want the convenience and tracking of an online course to reinforce your skills or learn new techniques


Whatever your needs, rest assured you have come to the right place for world-class firefighter training!

This robust online fire recruit academy meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents prerequisites.

Firefighter Academy is filled with advanced, one-of-a-kind features that include:

  • Training Room - Individual subject-matter modules that include interactive scenarios and quizzes to check your knowledge of the material
  • Video clips - View skills demonstrations given by certified practicing professionals
  • Resource rooms - Get information about equipment, vehicles, et.c
  • A virtual fire house tour - takes you through all aspects of a fire house
  • Skill training - Perform skills virtually before heading out to the fire field

To give students a true classroom feel, Firefighter Academy features:

  • Live chat capabilities for student interaction
  • Instructor interaction via in-classroom messaging, email and telephone
  • Threaded classroom discussions
  • Reading assignments for greater knowledge depth
  • Progress monitoring and instructor feedback


After completing the online portion of Firefighter Academy, there are two options for completing the hands-on training component.

  1. Enroll in the hands-on course offered through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service at Brayton Fire Training Field.
  2. Contact your State Training Director to discuss the opportunities at local training facilities.

Brayton Fire Training Field, College Station, TX:

This is a large-scale, hands-on training facility operated by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Located adjacent to the Texas A&M University campus, the 280-acre facility attracts more than 45,000 emergency responders from all 50 states and more than 45 countries each year. 

After successfully completing the hands-on fire training, you will be eligible to participate in Pro Board skills testing and written exams for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.


Registration Requirements
Recruit Academy students must meet the following requirements prior to attending any portion of the program:

·      Must be 18 years of age or older
·      Must submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate
·      Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver’s license, with no pending actions
       of suspension or revocation and provide a copy on day one of the Academy
·      Must submit a recent Physical Record and Proof of Meningitis Vaccination within the last
       five years
·      Must submit a digital color photo of yourself via email prior to Academy

Online Firefighter I & II Course: $1250 
Hands-On Skills Training: $3950

Other Costs to Consider
Bunker gear purchase or rental ($400-$1500)
Uniforms ($150-$300)
Books and class supplies ($100-$200)

*** All students will be required to read Fire Engineering's Handbook for Firefighter I & II throughout the course. The book and a study guide are offered on PennWell's online book store. ***

Click HERE to download the registration form.

Full payment guarantees you a seat in the Online Firefighter Academy if all other requirements are met and maintained.


Online Recruit Fire Training - Admitted Student Information


The following information is provided for students who have been admitted to the academy.

Reporting Instructions
Enrolled fire cadets will receive updated information about the academy electronically. Reporting instructions and all necessary information will go out at least 60 days prior to the start date of the academy. Please make sure your registration information is correct and that you check your email account regularly. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) inspection requirements and other important data are relayed via email as well.

Protective Clothing
While performing field exercises, students must wear full protective clothing. Students may bring their own clothing or departmental issue. All protective clothing worn during field exercises must meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and pass an inspection by the Academy staff. Protective clothing may also be rented by those students wishing to do so.

Class Uniforms
Students need to bring sufficient quantities of uniform clothing for the duration of the Academy and to allow several changes for field exercises. All uniform essentials (excluding Bunker gear) must be purchased at Barker Productions which is located at Brayton Fire Field at the back of building 11.

The class uniform consists of the following

  • Navy blue Academy t-shirt
  • Navy blue pants/ trousers (no blue jeans)
  • Black belt with a plain belt buckle
  • Black shoes or boots, preferably a polishable leather type
  • Light blue uniform shirts (short and long sleeve)
  • Silver name tag


For all questions, contact:

TEEX Recruit Fire Training Academy
Jason B. Loyd, Online Training Manager
P: 979-862-6490
F: 979-862-6491

TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field

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