SCC Fire Academy

Do you enjoy helping people and making a difference in your community? Sandhills Fire Academy prepares you to become a competent, confident and fully prepared fire service provider. The Academy focuses on an intense hands-on approach to firefighting at our public safety training center campus. You will receive training and instruction that promotes both skill competency and understanding of the fireground.

Train for a Career as a Firefighter

Free Tuition for Current Volunteer Firefighters 


Firefighter I/II
Hazardous Materials Ops
Technical Rescuer
Emergency Vehicle Driver 

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

Fire Academy 19: July 12-December 15, 2022

Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-5 pm
Fridays 8 am-4 pm 

Classes at the Larry R. Caddell Public
Safety Training Center in Carthage

Click here for Fire Academy Application Packet or find them in the Continuing Education office in Van Dusen Hall.

For more information contact Donnie Smith at (910) 695-3774 or