Firefighter Basic

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Basic Firefighter Training

Prepares students with the essential skills required as an entry level firefighter. Includes NCOSFM Firefighter, HazMat Level 1, and EVD certifications upon successful completion. Cost: $450.00 (includes books). Special admission requirements apply; call (704) 978-1340 for more information. Classes are held in Statesville and some off site locations in the area. Check Public Safety schedule for dates and times.

Basic Firefighter Brochure

Complete Registration Packet


Download each form:
Checklist (Turn this in with items checked off)
Authorization to Invoice
Fit for Duty Form
Hold harmless Agreement Form
Con-Ed Registration Form
Medical-Physical Guide for Physicians Form
Rules and Regulations Form
Waiver of Liability Form


To be admitted, students must:

1. Be 18 years of age prior to the first day of class.

2. Have a high school diploma or GED .

3. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

4. Complete an admissions application a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of class. Packets are available here or in Room B-3 at the Continuing Education Center, 701 W. Front St., Statesville.

5. Reliable transportation - due to off campus classes. 

NOTE: Class size is limited to the first 20 students for each class.


$180 registration fee
$70 EVD
$200 supply fee (insurance included)
Students must provide their own blue cargo/work pants and black non-slip shoes/boots

NOTE: Continuing Education Scholarship available. Could cover up to $350.00. Contact Hedy Ryerson at (704) 878-4266 or

Continuing Education Class Schedule

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Josh Smith, Program Coordinator
(704) 978-5498

Janice Johnson, Administrative Assistant-Public Safety
(704) 978-5463 

David Bullins, Director of Public Safety
(704) 978-5443