Fire Service Training & Rescue


The Fire Service program at ECC is designed to provide full time and volunteer fire departments with the opportunity to develop knowledge, practical skills, and certification in modern firefighting, rescue, officer development, and fire department management skills. Programs are open to all fire departments in North Carolina.

A broad range of specialty classes, based on both department needs and new training standards, are offered during the year on the college campus or at various fire departments. Fire Service classes that require physical exertion and use specialized departmental equipment are offered to credentialed fire service personnel only.

Steps to Register

Please complete and return the Public Safety Agency Affiliation Form to Edgecombe Community College prior to the start of your course. If you are not sure that you qualify for fee waiver status, please click here for more information.

Available courses include but are not limited to:

Firefighter Certification
(Includes Skill Assessment & Written Test)
Basic Fire Fighter Training
(Non-Certified, no written test)
Live Fire Burns
(Both Structural and LP Gas)
Technical Rescuer
National Incident Management System Incident Command Rapid Intervention Special Rescue Operations
Rescue Technician Wildland Fire Management & Safety Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operational Level Terrorism / Weapons of Mass Destruction
Land Search Rescue Arson Detection Emergency Vehicle Driving Clandestine Drug Lab Awareness
Water Rescue Emergency Medical Responder / CPR / Basic First Aid NC Fire Incident Reporting System / Computer Basics Extrication
High Level Rescue Confined Space/Trench Rescue Spanish for Fire Service A wide variety of Fire Service Refresher Programs based on need and departmental request


John Wilson
Coordinator of EMS & Fire Services Training
Office 320, Lamm Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6616

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

Fire Service Training & Rescue Disclosure