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Fire Academy

Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy teaches you advanced fire suppression techniques and prevention procedures to develop and strengthen your firefighting skills. All training meets Michigan’s preparatory requirements for taking the state certification exam, successful passage of which is required of all entry-level, on-call or volunteer firefighters.  Macomb offers both part-time and full-time academies to accommodate the schedules of those currently employed.

The full-time Fire Academy meets for 9 weeks, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., September through November and March through May.

The part-time Fire Academy meets for eight months, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45 to 10 p.m., and many Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., September through April.     

Students successfully completing Macomb’s Fire Academy will receive Firefighter I and II certification through the State of Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division and earn 12 credits toward an associate degree in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic/Firefighter from Macomb.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Fire Academy

  1. Train on the region’s only live fire tower
  2. Learn from experienced firefighters
  3. First choice of Macomb County fire chiefs

Fire Academy Courses at Macomb

  • Live Fire Training
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Emergency Egress
  • Water Rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Basic Rope Rescue
  • Pump Operations
  • Ladder Operations
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Car Fires
  • Victim Recovery
  • Water Recovery

Career Opportunities in Fire Academy

Graduation from Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy prepares you for employment as a firefighter or firefighter/EMT.


Macomb’s Basic Fire Academy is accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC): IFSAC Administrative Office, 1812 West Tyler Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74078. 405.744.8303, Fax: 405.744.8802,


How do I find out more about the Fire Academy Program?

For more information about the Fire Academy at Macomb, contact the program manager at 586.498.4021, the administrative assistant at 586.498.4020 or email

All candidates must complete a Fire Academy Application.

Registration procedures for the part-time Fire Academy.

Registration procedures for the full-time Fire Academy.

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