Fire & Rescue Training

Public Safety Training at Tri-County Community College

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 and rescue squads. 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. Registration fees are waived for any person who is a member of a North Carolina fire department, rescue squad, EMS, or emergency services agency that enrolls in a public safety training course designed to meet the training needs of their department. Classes offered can lead to Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification and/or Technical Rescuer certification by the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Contact Henry Angelopulos at (828) 835-4251 or for more information.

2023 Fontana Public Safety College

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Click HERE for the 2022 Firefighter Certification Schedule

TR VEHICLE CLASSES held at Tri-County Community College Murphy Campus

TR Vehicle Operations FIP 5711

  • January 25 (6-10) and 27 (6-11), 2022

TR Vehicle Anatomy and New Technology FIP 5712

  • January 29 (9-6), 2022

TR Large Vehicle FIP 5714

  • February 2 (6-9) and 3 (6-9), 2022

TR Vehicle Stabilization and Extrication FIP5713

  • February 5 (9-1), 8 (6-10), and 10 ( 6-10), 2022

TR Vehicle Victim Management FIP 5715

  • February 12 (9-1), 15 (6-10) and 17 (6-10), 2022

***All weekday Classes begin at 6 PM and Saturday classes begin at 9 AM. Classes are held at the Tri-County Community Colleges Emergency Services Training Center, Training classroom***** 

Please call Henry Angelopulos at 828-835-4251 with any questions.

**If you miss TR Vehicle Operations FIP 5711 or TR Vehicle Anatomy and New Technology FIP 5712, you can take them at the Fontana Public Safety College February 25-27, 2022. Click on the link below for registration.
Fontana Public Safety College Registration


Click HERE to complete the online registration form.

Please mail any of the following forms to:

Tri-County Community College
Harper Building
21 Campus Circle
Murphy, NC 28906

Registration Form

Transcript Request

Concurrent Enrollment Form

Public Safety Registration Fee Roster 

 Public Safety Training Calendar 

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