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Fire Academy


Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Fire

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.

The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/basic_certification/basic_certification-overview.asp

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Fire Supression Certification prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”
http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/basic_certification/basic_certification-step_5.asp

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.


Navarro College Fire Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Academy serves as a resource for the Texas Fire Service and related organizations by providing professional education in fire fighting through the Continuing Education and Protective Services study areas.

Navarro College conducts a Basic Firefighter Academy that serves municipal fire department needs throughout the State of Texas. Successful completion of the Fire Academy will qualify the student to take the state exam to qualify for certification. Information on Protective Services Testing.

Admission to Fire Academy Requires:  

  • Acknowledgement of Academy policies
  • Medical release

Section A: Medical Conditions
Section B: Job Tasks
Section C: NFPA Required Bunker Gear

Must be picked-up in the Protective Services Office, Waxahachie Campus     

NEW!  Fire Academy Brochure

DEGREE PLANS


See the Navarro College Catalog for degree plans for:

A.A.S. in Fire Science Protection
A.A.S. in Fire Officer
Basic Firefighter Certificate
Fire Officer Certificate

COURSES


See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings at www.navarrocollege.edu/courses

TARGET JOBS


EMS services
Hospital Emergency departments
Industrial Health and Safety departments
Public Safety agencies

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT


Basic Fire Fighter Certificate (.pdf)

RESOURCES


Continuing Education classes are also offered through the Fire Science Protection Technology Program and including the following:

  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Instructor II & III
  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Officer III & IV (coming soon)
  • Driver Operator Training

More information on how to request academic non-credit to credit awards (.pdf)

FIRE ACADEMY SCHEDULE 

Program Information

WAXAHACHIE CAMPUS

Day Academy
August  – December
January  – May

Night Academy
August – May

RELATED LINKS


Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
National Fire Protection Association
National Association of Hispanic Fire Fighters
U.S. Fire Administration

CONTACT INFO


Dean’s Office
Waxahachie Campus
972.923.6440

Program Coordinator
Waxahachie Campus
972.923.6447

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