Texas Fire Academy


Welcome to Texas Fire Academy


 Registration is open for the Spring courses:
Basic Firefighter and Basic EMT


Attention Registrants and Students:


As you know, many places are taking precautionary action due to the COVID-19 virus. We at Texas Fire Academy, want to make sure we keep registrants, students, and employees safe, as well. As of 03/17/2020 we are NOT accepting walk-in registration due to precautions our Fire Chief has put in place for COVID-19.


Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Texas Fire Academy provides online and hands on fire service training that is second to none and has received praise by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for excellent state test averages. Over the years we have trained many students from all over the country. TFA also provides advanced adult on-line educational services tailored to the fire service. By combining state of the art distance learning paradigms with the latest in fire fighting evolutions, TFA provides the ultimate in a fire service educational experience.

Fire Fighter Academy

Texas Fire Academy is offering a basic fire fighter academy consisting of on-line course work and hands-on skills days. The on-line course work allows students to meet in a virtual learning environment created by their instructor. In each section of the course, students can expect to interact with instructors via chat rooms, discussion forums, email, and through other interactive media.

During this academy, students can expect to work on-line 16-20 hours a week at their leisure. Then every two weeks cadets will report for a weekend hands on training shift. Cadets will bunk in a working fire station and spend their time developing their team building skills, forming study groups and performing fire fighter training evolutions*. This valuable experience combines the traditional team approach of on site course work with the advanced on-line environment. By combining the two methods, TFA produces top quality graduates ready to face the challenges of the fire profession.
EMS Academy
Texas Fire Academy also offers Emergency Medical Technician Courses. The EMT-Basic course is a 17 week lecture based class that meets twice weekly in the evening. Students will have the opportunity to experience clinical field training in an Emergency Room and on a working Ambulance. Clinical rotations will be conducted outside of class time in 8-12 hour shifts. All clinical rotations are completed before the final exam.  After completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam. This course meets the TDSHS curriculum requirements.
Advanced Courses
The advanced Fire courses offered by Texas Fire Academy are: Driver Operator Pumper, Fire Instructor I and II, and Fire Officer I and II. These classes are completed in a convenient online environment. The student will only need to come to the academy for the final exam and skills evaluation on the last day in most cases. After completion of any of these classes, the student will be eligible to take the TCFP exam for certification. These courses meet the NFPA and TCFP curriculum requirements.

*Cadets will not be allowed to respond to emergency incidents while attending skills days at the South Hays Fire Station.