Effective June 15, 2020 FPC Training & Certification activities have begun a restart phase following a pause due to COVID-19

Recruit Firefighter Program

The Recruit Firefighter Program is a 70 day, 14-week, resident course that focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the newly hired career firefighter or for the volunteer firefighter to perform entry-level tasks under direct supervision. The training consists of theory and practical skills development delivered on an incremental basis that will develop the maximum retention of job knowledge, skill competency, and safe practices. The recruit will establish a strong will for teamwork, company morale, self-discipline, and orderliness, precision and conduct to be a firefighter. Participation in daily Physical Fitness Training is required. Recruits will reside at the Connecticut Fire Academy weekdays throughout the course. The recruits are expected to satisfactorily perform both academically and physically to established standards while strictly adhering to and maintaining decorum of conduct, discipline and mutual respect.

Recruits must come to the Recruit Firefighter Program Physically and Mentally prepared. Your preparation for Fire Service Career should begin when you apply for the first Fire Department job opportunity. Visit the Recruit Firefighter Program Readiness link below for preparation information.