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Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy

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Code F100
Length 400 Hours

Open Enrollment applies to the Recruit/Firefighter I course and is available to persons wishing to seek a career in firefighting but not currently affiliated with a fire department.


Students must meet requirements as set forth in a pre-confirmation packet, which is available through the Academy. Students participating in this program are eligible to take the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting Personnel and Standard Education certification exam for Firefighter I.


This course does not guarantee employment.


This course requires a high degree of physical fitness and the ability to cope with physically and mentally demanding situations.

Pre-Requisites None
Fees $2,664.00
Materials Contact TFACA for materials list, Pen, Paper, Pencil, Highlighter.
Dates Tennessee Fire & Codes Academy (Training Schedule)
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Other Notes

Once a registration confirmation is received by TFACA and you are contacted, you are required to make an appointment for pre-entry qualification with a 2-week time period before start of course. You must pass the entrance requirements per NFPA Physical Fitness Requirements for Entry Level Personnel. You must also have completed and provide the following at the pre-entry appointment:

  • Copy of TN Drivers License
  • TFACA Waiver of Liability
  • TBI Background Check
  • Medical Release signed by physician
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED


You must also bring:

  • Jones & Barlett Fundamentals of Firefighting Skill (3rd edition) Student manual and workbook
  • 2-inch 3 ring binder (which includes a minimum 100 sheets of paper)
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighter


You must also provide (rental of equipment available at TFACA):

PPE- bunker pants, coat, boots, gloves, helmet, and protective hood. All PPE items must meet NFPA 1971, Protective Ensemble for Structural Firefighting.

SCBA with PASS devise and spare cylinder – must meet NFPA 1981, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA bottle must be in current hydrostatic test date. Testing five years for steel; three years for composite) ALL items MUST be in good condition - no tears and must be loose fit


Additional required items


Daily Classroom Uniform

  • Navy blue twill work pants
  • Navy blue twill work shirt
  • Navy blue tee-shirt
  • Black plain toe shoe or boot


PT Uniform

  • Gym shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Athletic shoes suitable for running and calisthenics
  • Sweat pants and shirts are optional