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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.

The Fire Academy meets for 10 weeks, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., September through November and March through May. 

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 a live burn tower
  2. Learn from experienced firefighters
  3. First choice of Macomb County fire chiefs

Fire Academy Courses at Macomb

  • Basic Rope Rescue
  • Building Construction
  • Car Fires
  • Emergency Egress
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Live Fire Training
  • Property Conservation
  • Search and Rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Victim Recovery
  • Water Rescue

Career Opportunities in Fire Academy

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation

The goal of the Health and Public Services Division is to prepare every student to think critically and practice competently and compassionately in rapidly changing environments. All efforts are designed to build knowledge, enhance practical skills, and promote patient and the population’s safety. Furthermore, the program is designed to foster professional integrity and ultimately improve the health outcomes and protection of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care and practice. Students must possess certain functional abilities, essential for the delivery of safe, effective clinical care and protection of the public during clinical and internship training activities in the field. Therefore, the faculty has determined that certain technical standards are required for admission to, progression in, and graduation from the Health and Public Services (HPS) programs.

In addition to classroom learning, clinical and internship learning occurs throughout the HPS programs and involves considerations (such as patient and population safety and clinical and internship facility safety) that are not present in classroom accommodations. Applicants or students interested in HPS programs who seek accommodations prior to or immediately after enrolling in the college are highly encouraged to also request an assessment of the types of reasonable accommodations needed for the clinical and or internship components of the program.

An individual must be able to independently, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the following technical standards of general abilities: (1) observation;
(2) communication; (3) motor skills; (4) intellectual, conceptual, and quantitative abilities; (5) essential behavioral and social attributes; and (6) ability to manage stressful situations. Individuals unable to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation will not be able to complete the programs and are counseled to pursue alternative careers.

SPECIAL SERVICES STATEMENT: Students may individually discuss the essential functions and technical standards with a college counselor from our Special Services department. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disability Act of 1991, academic accommodations may be provided to students who have a documented disability.

For further information, visit Special Services.

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

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