Tri-County Community College trains fire and rescue personnel throughout Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties. Classes are held on campus and at individual fire departments. Training held in local fire departments allows personnel to learn the equipment they will actually use in controlling fires. The College also has a Fire Training Center, which is a live burn training facility where instructors conduct fire and smoke exercises and simulate rescue operations.
Classes are free to any person who is a member of a North Carolina fire department, rescue squad, EMS, or emergency services agency. Classes offered can lead to Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification by the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal.
Contact Bobby Barton at 828-835-4251 for more information or to register.