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Firefighter Recruit Entry Level Academy

The Firefighter Recruit Academy offers two paths to firefighter certification. The traditional face-to-face academy is a 12-week program of intense classroom and physical training with hands-on training held at Brayton Fire Training Field. The online academy allows scheduling flexibility through online training, which is followed by a 21-day boot camp at Brayton Fire Training Field. Successful candidates excel academically, demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills, establish professional behavior and perform strenuous physical work. Upon completion, cadets are eligible to earn IFSAC and Pro Board Certification in Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Hazardous Materials Operations.For those seeking college credit for completion of the TEEX Recruit Academy, the Fire Science Technology Degree Program offers the opportunity to work toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through a unique partnership between TEEX and Blinn College. Traditional and online courses are available

Traditional Face-to-Face Academy

Online Academy

Fire Science Technology Degree Program

Receive college credit for the TEEX Recruit Academy (traditional or online) and be eligible to apply for financial aid by enrolling in the Blinn College Fire Science Technology Degree program. Receive your Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and complete the Recruit Academy in four semesters.

A unique partnership between TEEX and Blinn College.

For complete information please call (979) 209-7557 or visit

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.

Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
  • Online Recruit Academy

  • Traditional Recruit Academy

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Traditional Firefighter Recruit Academy

Nikki Winder

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: (979) 845-2122

Online Firefighter Recruit Academy

Jason  Loyd

Training Manager

Phone: (979) 862-6490



​The Anne McCormick Sullivan Foundation has awarded TEEX up to $15,000 to support training for women in fire and emergency response programs. 

The foundation is named for Anne McCormick Sullivan, who died in the Line-of-Duty on May 31, 2013, during the 5-alarm Southwest Inn fire in Houston, along with three fellow firefighters, following a roof collapse.

The donation will provide financial reimbursement to outstanding current female students in the TEEX Firefighter Recruit Academy, EMT or Paramedic programs. Students must be U.S. citizens to be eligible for the scholarship and tuition reimbursement. The recipients will be selected by the foundation once they have successfully completed their certification.

The foundation hopes to increase the number of women in the fire service by giving opportunities to those who are pursuing education and training in the firefighting industry. As stated on its website: “Anne was so passionate about firefighting, and to be able to encourage and support fellow women who have the same passion, would allow Anne's legacy to live on.”

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