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Firefighter I Academy Details

RCC FIRE ACADEMY & STUDENT FIREFIGHTER 
2021 IMPORTANT DATES
                                                                                                              


APPLICATIONS OPEN

May 4, 2020
(For Both Academies)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE

January 1, 2021- Spring Academy

May 1, 2021-Fall Academy

VOLUNTARY PHYSICAL AGILITY PRACTICE

January 8, 2021-Spring Academy

May 7, 2021-Fall Academy

MANDATORY
PHYSICAL AGILITY

January 15, 2021-Spring Academy

May 14, 2021-Fall Academy

ORAL INTERVIEWS

January 22 & 23, 2021-Spring Academy

May 21 & 22, 2021- Fall Academy

BACKGROUNDS
&
MEDICAL RESULTS DUE

March 5, 2021-Spring Academy

August 27, 2021-Fall Academy

TURNOUT FITTING
&
REGISTRATION

March 18 & 19, 2021-Spring Academy

September 8 & 10,  2021-Fall Academy

ORIENTATION

March 19, 2021-Spring Academy

September 10, 2021-Fall Academy

CLASS BEGINS

April 5, 2021- Spring Academy

September 20, 2021- Fall Academy

Minimum Requirements
  • Age: Applicant must be 18 years old by the end of the second month of term.
  • High School Graduate or GED, verified through transcripts.
  • You must first be admitted as an RCC student. Your RCC ID# is required on the application form.
  • All new RCC students must complete the placement process before registering for classes. This requirement may be completed based on college transcripts, placement test results from another college, qualifying SAT/ACT scores, a placement assessment and more. Visit https://web.roguecc.edu/placement-process or contact recruitment@roguecc.edu for more information.
    • Students must have completed RD90, or be eligible for RD115
    • Students must have competed WR90/WR91, or be eligible for WR115 or higher
    • Students must be eligible for MTH20 or higher
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Physical Agility: Physical training is an important component of the Academy. Applicants must pass the Physical Agility Test (PAT). Details can be found HERE. You can also watch the informational video.
  • Drug Screen/ Background check: If selected, applicant will be required to complete and pass a 10-panel drug screen and a comprehensive criminal background investigation. Persons with a criminal record of crimes against people, violent crimes or multiple convictions may be disqualified. If you have concerns about this, contact the Fire Academy Coordinator. 

Estimated Costs
Tuition Current tuition information $832.00
Gear Rental Charge Helmet, Jacket, Pants, Boots & SCBA $250.00
Textbook Delmar $100.75
Nomex Hood NFPA-Compliant Structural Hood $21.85
Water jug Blue Coleman 1-gallon $17.55
Gloves NFPA Structural Fire Gloves $85.20
Safety Glasses Anti-fog recommended $5.00
T-shirt  RCC Fire Science Blue T-Shirt (3 @ $13.85) $41.55
Shorts  RCC Fire Science Blue Shorts (3 @ $17.85)  $53.55
Sweatshirt  RCC Fire Science Blue Sweatshirts ($29.85) $29.85
Drug Screen/ Background Details provided on acceptance $76.00
Respiratory Mask Fit Test  Required for issue of SCBA Face Mask $73.00
Rental Gear Cleaning  Students required to launder twice ($24 each @ Weldon's) $48.00
Medical Exam Fee depends on Provider and Insurance  $90.00

Total Estimated Costs: $ 1,652.30

Application Packet

We are accepting applications for the 2020 Academy and Student Firefighter Opportunities. Academy Application

If you have questions about this process, contact Fire Academy Coordinator Mike Longo at mlongo@roguecc.edu