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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 www.blinn.edu/twe/fire/

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.


  • Online Recruit Academy

  • Traditional Recruit Academy

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

Custom Training Information

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

Firefighter Recruit Academy

Nikki Winder

Administrative Coordinator

Email: nikki.winder@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 845-2122

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