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. 

NC Fire Fighter Certification Classes

Night and Saturday 2013 Sunset Courses

Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center

North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission has made changes to the 2013 NC Firefighter Certification Program that has impacted some of the courses required for the NC Firefighter certification.

Sandhills Fire and Rescue Night and Saturday Classes 2021

Hoke County Night Fire Academy

Hoke County High School

Sprinklers (16)                        May 18, 20, 25, 27 6:30-10:30 pm

Rescue (20)                             June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 6:30-10:30 pm

Mayday (8)                             Saturday, June 19 8:30-5:30 pm

Safety and Survival (16)       June 22, 24, 29, Jul 1    6:30-10:30 pm

Fire Control (40)                  July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27 6:30-10:30 pm

 2021 Tactics Academy

This five-day, 40-hour program is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing operations to increase their knowledge and abilities to manage effectively.

Preparation for Initial Company Operations (PICO)

Monday, July 12                             8 am-5 pm

Tuesday, July 13                            8 am-Noon

Decision-Making for Initial Company operations (DMICO)

Tuesday, July 13                                    1-5 pm

Wednesday, July 14                      8 am-5 pm

Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company operations (STICO)

Thursday, July 15                           8 am-5 pm

Friday, July 16                               8 am- Noon

Additional Certification Classes

Fire Officer III

After successful completion of this course, candidates will receive the Fire Officer III Fire and Rescue Commission IFSAC Certification.

June 28-July 2, July 19-July 23


Tess Regan 
Coordinator of Fire and Rescue 
119 Van Dusen Hall