The Oakland Community College Fire Academy is now accepting applications for its fall session. The fire academy is a 10-week program that runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, September 2 to November 7.
The academy provides students the training required to meet the minimum requirements for testing and certification by the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council Office of Fire Training (MFFTC/OFFT) in the State of Michigan. Students completing the fire academy are eligible to take the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council State exam.
Students who complete the challenging and rewarding fire academy training at OCC receive the minimum requirements set forth by many programs, including the OFFT for Fire Fighter, CPR/First Aid, Hazardous Materials, Vehicle Extrication, Emergency Vehicle Driver’s Training, Fire Fighter Survival and Live Fire Flashover training.
OCC is the only fire academy in Michigan providing Flashover training at its custom Flashover unit, and using the state-of-the-art fire training tower at OCC’s Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) Center.
Applications can be obtained by contacting the Fire Training office at (248)232-4580, or picked up in person at the OCC Auburn Hills Campus, 2900 Featherstone Road, Building J, Room 123.
Questions regarding the academy may be directed to Matthew Majestic, Program Manager at (248) 232-4581.
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. OCC is celebrating its 50th year and offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit http://www.oaklandcc.edu.