The Recruit Fire Academy offers two paths to firefighter certification.

  • The traditional face-to-face academy is a 12-week (545 hour) program of intense classroom and physical training with hands-on training held at Brayton Fire Training Field.
  • The 16-week online academy allows scheduling flexibility through 12-weeks of online training, followed by a 4-week boot camp at Brayton Fire Training Field.

How to prepare to be successful candidates in the recruit academy:

  • The classroom portion includes a lot of information, so cadets need to be prepared to excel academically to prepare for the state and national certification exams.
  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills which are core values of the fire service.
  • Establish professional behavior in the classroom to prepare for working as a firefighter.
  • The field exercises and morning physical trainings can be strenuous, be prepared by coming to class in shape.

Upon completion, cadets are eligible to earn IFSAC, TCFP and Pro Board Certifications in:

  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II
  • NFPA 472 / 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations, PPE and Product Control

Our programs meet or exceed the requirements in most states and countries for preparation and/or certification of municipal firefighters. Please check with the fire certification agency in the area where you intend to seek employment to learn what qualifications are required.

Unique Partnerships

Receive college credit for the TEEX Recruit Fire 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.

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Safety First

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.

Fire Field Student Safety Manual


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
CEF001 Firefighter Safety and Health Quick View Course Description

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CEF002 Fire Department Communications Quick View Course Description

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CEF003 Building Construction Quick View Course Description

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CEF004 Fire Dynamics Quick View Course Description

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CEF005 Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Quick View Course Description

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CEF006 Portable Fire Extinguishers Quick View Course Description

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CEF007 Ropes and Knots Quick View Course Description

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CEF008 Ground Ladders Quick View Course Description

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CEF009 Forcible Entry Quick View Course Description

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CEF010 Structural Search and Rescue Quick View Course Description

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CEF011 Tactical Ventilation Quick View Course Description

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CEF012 Fire Hose Quick View Course Description

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CEF013 Hose Operations and Hose Streams Quick View Course Description

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CEF014 Fire Suppression Quick View Course Description

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CEF015 Overhaul, Property Conservation, and Scene Preservation Quick View Course Description

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CEF016 Building Materials, Structural Collapse, and Effects of Fire Suppression Quick View Course Description

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CEF017 Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations Quick View Course Description

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CEF018 Foam Fire Fighting, Liquid Fires, and Gas Fires Quick View Course Description

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CEF019 Incident Scene Operations Quick View Course Description

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CEF020 Fire Origin and Cause Determination Quick View Course Description

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CEF021 Maintenance and Testing Responsibilities Quick View Course Description

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CEF022 Community Risk Reduction Quick View Course Description

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CEF023 First Aid Provider Quick View Course Description

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CEF024 Analyzing the Incident Quick View Course Description

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CEF025 Action Options and Response Objectives Quick View Course Description

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CEF026 Personal Protective Equipment, Product Control, and Decontamination Quick View Course Description

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LNG105 LNG Workshop #1 – Production, Usage and Safety Overview Quick View Course Description

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ROL201 Mechanical Advantage Quick View Course Description

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ROL202 Rope Principles and Knot Tying Quick View Course Description

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ROL203 Anchors Quick View Course Description

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ROL204 Confined Space Federal Regulations Part I Quick View Course Description

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ROL205 Confined Space Federal Regulations Part II Quick View Course Description

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ROL206 Trench Rescue OSHA Standards Quick View Course Description

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ROL207 Incident Management for Rope and Confined Space Rescue Quick View Course Description

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ROL208 Vehicle Extrication Tactical Strategies Quick View Course Description

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ROL209 Ventilation for Confined Space Rescue Quick View Course Description

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Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
ORA101 Firefighter I & II Quick View Course Description

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Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
RFT001 Fire Training Academy Quick View Course Description

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Recruit Fire Academy

David Rosier
Training Manager
Email: david.rosier@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 321-6224


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