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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


Earn College Credit


Receive college credit for the TEEX Recruit Academy (traditional or online) through unique partnerships between TEEX, Blinn College, and Texas A&M University San Antonio. You are eligible to apply for financial aid by enrolling in the Blinn College Fire Science Technology Degree program.


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

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NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II


Traditional Recruit Academy

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Fire Training Academy


Custom Training Information

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

Registration for Traditional Firefighter Recruit Academy

Brandi Spitzenberger

Office Associate

Phone: (979) 458-2648

Online Firefighter Recruit Academy

Jason  Loyd

Training Manager

Phone: (979) 862-6490

Traditional Firefighter Recruit Academy

Donald Boggs

Training Manager

Phone: (979) 862-1335

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