Fire Academy

DeSoto Fire Academy

DeSoto Fire Rescue offers a fire academy for individuals interested in a career in the fire service. This is a Texas Commission on Fire Protection-approved course, which, upon completion, will enable an individual to better meet or exceed the necessary qualifications of employment with many fire departments. 
 Download the Fire Academy Information Packet.
The fire academy is more than 500 hours in length. It covers subjects including:
  • Emergency Driving
  • Firefighter Safety
  • Self-contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Fire Science
  • Fire Hose & Streams
  • Fire Ladders
  • Incident Command
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Rescue
  • Live Fire Training
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