Hill College Fire Academy begins Aug. 24

  Jabria Washington
  Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:40 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College Fire Academy begins Aug. 24

For immediate release                                                                                                                                      

Date: July 25, 2019

Contact: Robin DeMott, Director of Communications, rdemott@hillcollege.edu, O: 254-659-7771, M: 309-368-7786

HILLSBORO, TEXAS—The Hill College Fire Academy begins Saturday, Aug. 24. The mandatory orientation will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Johnson County Campus Wheat Nursing Building in room 501 from 2-5p.m.

Program requirements include class day uniform, bunker gear ($550 rental), high school diploma, firefighter eligibility in Texas, a medical release form from your physician, completed drug screen, must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and able to perform physical fitness exercises.

The Hill College Fire Protection Technology Program offers comprehensive training in this rewarding field of service. The program prepares students for the firefighter’s job with not only classroom experience, but also hands-on skills and physical training. The program meets or exceeds all of the requirements established by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structure Fire Suppression curriculum and encompasses all aspects of knowledge needed to be successful in fire protection, preparing students to take all state certification exams.

Fire Protection Technology classes are offered in day, night and hybrid blocks for learning convenience. The Hill College Fire Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

Admission requirements about the Hill College fire protection program can be found at www.hillcollege.edu/fire. For more information about the program, please contact Robert Matthews at rmatthews@hillcollege.edu or call 254.659.7981. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Academic Advising and Success Center at 254.659.7650 or 817.760-5650 or email at advising@hillcollege.edu.