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Basic Firefighter Training prepares students with the essential skills required as an entry-level firefighter. Includes NCOSFM Firefighter, HazMat Level 1, and EVD certifications upon successful completion. Cost: $450.00 (includes books). Special admission requirements apply; call (704) 978-1340 for more information. Classes are held in Statesville and some off-site locations in the area. Check the Public Safety schedule for dates and times.

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To be admitted, students must:

1. Be 18 years of age prior to the first day of class.

2. Have a high school diploma or GED.

3. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

4. Complete an admissions application a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of class. Packets are available here or in Room B-3 at the Continuing Education Center, 701 W. Front St., Statesville.

5. Reliable transportation – due to off-campus classes. 

NOTE: Class size is limited to the first 20 students for each class.

$180 registration fee
$70 EVD
$200 supply fee (insurance included)
Students must provide their own blue cargo/work pants and black non-slip shoes/boots

NOTE: Continuing Education Scholarship available. Could cover up to $350.00. Contact Hedy Ryerson at (704) 878-4266 or

Have Questions?

Keith Menster, Basic Firefighter Training Program Chair

(704) 978-1340

Jennifer Loflin, Public Safety Administrative Assistant

(704) 978-5463 

David Bullins, Director of Public Safety

(704) 978-5446