Fire and Rescue Training

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.  

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




DMICO – Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
PICO – Preparation for Initial Company Operations
STICO – Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations


Donnie Smith  
Director, Fire and Rescue
119 Van Dusen Hall 
(910) 695-3774