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Fire Academy

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The Estes Valley Fire Academy is structured in three sequential parts, allowing participants to train to their desired level of certification. 

     - Exterior Firefighter*

     - Interior Firefighter*

     - Hazardous Materials Operations*

     - DFPC Firefighter II

DFPC Firefighter I requires Exterior, Interior, AND HazMat Ops


 Firefighter I, Part I - Exterior

Start Thursday, August 1, 2024

Prepare firefighters for all exterior roles: defensive firefighting, MVC’s, FF safety/health, and support roles. 


Firefighter I, Part II - Interior (DFPC FFI)

Start Thursday, September 19, 2024

Building on the foundation of the Exterior Academy, add all interior fire roles. This academy meets the DFPC FFI JPRs.


Firefighter I, Part III - HazMat (DFPC HazMat Ops)

Start Thursday, November 21, 2024

Educate students on identification of and response to hazardous materials incidents.


Firefighter II (DFPC)

Not available until 2025

This academy meets the DFPC FFII JPRs towards the full state certification. State written and practical will be administered at the end of academy


Below are the schedules from 2023. 


  • All courses meet Thursdays 18:00-22:00 and Saturdays 08:00-17:00 with weekly online assignments
  • The DFPC Firefighter I Certification requires successful completion of all three modules, proctored skills testing, and written exams
  • The DFPC Firefighter II Certification requires successful completion of all FFII JPRs covered in the class, proctored skills testing, and written exams
  • Students who miss more than 8 hours of any given module will be excused from the class

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