Fire and Rescue Training

Sandhills Community College offers training for volunteer and professional fire fighters and rescue personnel at departments in Moore and Hoke Counties. 

Training & Certification

Training consists of in-service training as well as proving state certification through the Office of the State Fire Marshal in North Carolina. Examples of classes are live burn training, arson detection, and hazardous materials classes. We also offer certification programs. All instructors are certified through the state of North Carolina; most hold professional or volunteer status with vast experience in fire and rescue. 


High School Fire Fighter Academy

Offered in Hoke and Moore Counties.
This one-year program will prepare high school students to take the NC Department of Insurance and Fire and Rescue Commission Firefighter Certification Exam.
Upon successfully completing this Continuing Education course, students can apply the credits toward the Associate in Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology degree.
High school students are to contact their high school advisor for enrollment information.
Home school students are to contact Jason Levister at

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SCC Fire Academy

Train for a Career as a Firefighter
Free Tuition for Current Volunteer Firefighter

Firefighter I/II
Hazardous Materials
Technical Rescuer
Emergency Vehicle Driver

Program incorporates EMT-Basic and prepares students to sit for the state certification exam.

Fire Academy 19: July 12th-December, 2022
Fire Academy 20: February 14th-July, 2023
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm, Fridays 8 am-4 pm
Classes at the Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center in Carthage

Application packets available at or in the Continuing Education office in Van Dusen Hall.
For more information contact Donald Smith at (910) 695-3774 or

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Donnie Smith 
Director, Fire and Rescue 
119 Van Dusen Hall