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Sam Bishop Director of Fire/ Rescue Training 704-290-5817
Rhonda Weaver, Public Safety Programs Coordinator, 704-993-2407

Firefighter Certification

2023 Firefighter Certification Courses

South Piedmont Community College Firefighter Certification courses consist of 16 blocks of classes.  After successful completion of all 16 courses and tests, students are qualified to apply for the Fire Fighter I & II Fire and Rescue Commission IFSAC Certification through the NC Office of State Fire Marshall.

Any student interested in participating in the 2022 Firefighter Certification courses must:
  1. Students must be at least 16 years old (but cannot participate in live fire classes, nor hold a Firefighter Certification until age 18 as per state regulations)
  2. Purchase the course textbook, Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response Fourth Edition with Navigate Advantage Access –  ISBN: 9781284151336 before class starts. You can purchase the book here.
  3. All students are required to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment for each course.  (PPE for each class is listed with the courses below)
  4. Attendance is required on the first day of class due to the state’s required 10% Census time falling within the 1st day of class.
  5. Contact Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu for a registration form for the block of classes they would like to start in if you are not currently affiliated with a NC Fire/Rescue department.
    • If you are affiliated bring a letter of affiliation from your chief with you on the first day of class in order for your registration fee to be waived.
    • Students affiliated with local departments register on the first day of class during class.

Please contact Director of Fire/Rescue Training Sam Bishop at tbishop@spcc.edu if you have further questions.

Union County
The first day of class is located at OCH-Monroe campus, Braswell building, room 2504.
Additional class location information will be available on he first day of class.
Please be advised that the scheduled dates,
locations and times are subject to change at any time.
* Students actively affiliated with a North Carolina public safety agency
may have their registration fee waived, upon completing the registration form and attesting that the content offered in the class is necessitated by duties in their current position.*
FIP 3040 FF General & Communication
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE required
 None
01/03/23 –
02/01/23
1/03 7-10pm
1/05 7-10pm
1/11 7-10pm
1/14 8-12, 1-6pm
1/18 7-10pm
1/23 7-10pm
1/26 7-10pm
Test 2/01 6-10pm
31
FIP 3041 Fire Ground Ops. 1
*Registration Fee $70.00*
PPE required:
 None
02/06/23 –
02/11/23
02/06 6-10pm
02/07 6-10pm
02/09 6-10pm
02/11 8-12 / 1-5
Test 02/11 5-9pm
24
FIP 3042 Fire Ground Ops. 2
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
02/13/23-
02/27/23
02/13 6-10pm
02/16 6-10pm
02/21 6-10pm
02/23 6-10pm
02/25 8-12/1-5
Test 02/27 6-9pm
28
FIP 3043 Fire Ground Ops. 3
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
03/01/23-
03/20/23
03/01 6-10pm
03/04 8-12 / 1-5pm
03/13 6-10pm
03/14 6-10pm
03/15 6-10pm
03/18 8-12 / 1-5pm
Test 03/20 6-9pm
35
FIP 3044 Fire Ground Ops. 4
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
03/21/23-
04/04/23
03/21 6-10pm
03/23 6-10pm
03/25 8-12 / 1-5pm
03/28 6-10pm
03/30 6-10pm
04/01 8-12 / 1-5pm
Test 04/03 6-9pm
35
FIP 3045 Fire Ground Ops. 5
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
04/11/23-
04/24/23
04/11 6-10pm
04/13 6-10pm
04/14 6-10pm
04/18 6-10pm
04/19 6-10pm
04/21 6-10pm
04/22 8-12/1-5
04/24 6-10pm
36
FIP 3046: Fire Ground Ops. 6
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
05/01/23-
05/18/23
05/01 6-10pm
05/04 6-10pm
05/09 6-10pm
05/13 8-12/1-5
05/15 6-10pm
05/17 6-10pm
05/18 6-9pm
31
FIP 7001 Emergency Medical Care
*Registration Fee $70.00*
PPE Required:
 None
2023TBD12-14
FIP 3051 Fire & Life Safety Initiatives
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE Required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
2023TBD28-34
FIP 3047 Fire Ground Ops 7
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE Required:
 Structural Helmet
 Structural Hood
2023TBD24-29
FIP 3048 Fire Ground Ops 8
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE Required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
2023TBD24-29
FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management
*Registration Fee $70.00*
PPE Required:
 Structural Helmet
 Traffic Vest
2023TBD4-5
FIP 3050 Rescue Ops 1
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE Required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
2023TBD28-34
FIP 6413 Safety & Survival
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE Required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
2023TBD24-29
FIP 3049 Fire Ground Ops 9
*Registration Fee $125.00*
Minumum Age- 18
PPE Required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet
2023TBD40-48
FIP 3556 Hazardous Materials Operations
*Registration Fee $125.00*
PPE Required:
 Turnout Coat
 Turnout Pants
 Structural Boots
 Structural Gloves
 Structural Hood
 SCBA
 Structural Helmet


2023TBD40-48

 
Anson County
Anson County classes are created as the need arises and may not be in order.
Please be advised that the scheduled dates,
locations and times are subject to change at any time.
* Students actively affiliated with a North Carolina public safety agency
may have their registration fee waived, upon completing the registration form and attesting that the content offered in the class is necessitated by duties in their current position.*
FIP 3040 FF General & Communication
*Registration Fee $70.00*
Minimum age: 16
PPE required
 None
01/05/23 –
01/31/23
01/05 – 7-10pm
01/10 – 7-10pm
01/12 – 7-10pm
01/17 – 7-10pm
01/19 – 7-10pm
01/24 – 7-10pm
01/26 – 7-10pm
02/31 – 7-10pm
24
FIP 3041 Fire Ground Ops. 1
*Registration Fee $70.00*
Minimum age: 16

PPE required:
 None

Gulledge VFD
02/02/23 –
02/28/23
02/02 – 7-10pm
02/07 – 7-10pm
02/09 – 7-10pm
02/14 – 7-10pm
02/16 – 7-10pm
02/21 – 7-10pm
02/23 – 7-10pm
02/28 – 7-10pm
24

Fire/Rescue Continuing Education

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Continuing Education Training topics vary; most are offered at VFDs throughout Union and Anson Counties

PRE-REQUISITES

Students actively affiliated with one of the North Carolina public safety agencies listed below may have their registration fee waived, upon completing the registration form and attesting that the content offered in the class is necessitated by duties in their current position.***
Students actively affiliated will complete their registration form in person on the first day of class.

 

  •  (Vol. or County/State/Municipal Agency)
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  DPS DAC/DJJ
 

*** Please reach out to Rhonda Weaver for pre-registration and payment options if you are not currently affiliated with a NC safety agency listed above.

  1. Students must be at least 16 years old (but cannot participate in live fire classes, nor hold a Firefighter Certification until age 18 as per state regulations)

  2. Attendance is required on the first day of class due to the state’s required 10% Census time falling within the 1st day of class.

In-Person Courses

*Indicates Certification Course
 Indicates that you must pre-register on NC Terms
¥ Pre-registration Required* Indicates that you must email Rhonda Weaver at rweaver@spcc.edu to pre-register. 
 
Course TitleDate(s)Time(s)Location(s)Hours
Wildland Fire
Suppression
FIP-4001

Full PPE
Minimum age = 18
02/07/23 –
02/23/23
02/07 7-10pm
02/09 7-10pm
02/11 8-11am
02/21 7-10pm
02/23 7-10pm
Wingate VFD15
General Practices
Fire and Rescue
FIP-4729

Full PPE
Minimum age = 18
03/21/23 –
03/23/23
03/21 9am – 3pm
03/22 9am – 3pm
03/23 6-10pm
Monroe Fire
Training Grounds
Contact
Hours
 
 
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