You would like this class if you are interested in:
  • Exciting and Challenging physical career
  • Public Service
  • Helping People
Key things that you will learn in the class:
  • Essentials of firefighting
  • Hazardous materials
  • Live Fire Training
  • Vehicle Extrication
What will you leave the class with:
  • Ability to sit (Take) the Certification test for Basic Structural Firefighter through the TCFP (Texas Commission on Fire Protection)
  • Nearly 40 hours of college credit toward an Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology       
  • National Incident Management Certification in 4 areas required for any public service job
What jobs you could start with after graduation:
  • Firefighter 
  • Hazmat technician (additional 80 hour course but will have pre-requisite course)
  • Fire Inspector (additional course but will have pre-requisite course)


James Baird

Students will learn both valuable skills and develop a comprehensive knowledge base as a basic structural firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection , as well as receiving college credit toward a degree in fire science from El Centro. Students can start the Firefighting Program as a 10th grader. 

Cadets in the Fire Academy work to achieve dual high school and college credit and those who begin as sophomores will receive Basic Structural Firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection following successful state written and skills testing.