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Fire & Emergency Management Training


The Fire and Emergency Management Training Program at BCCC provides training to first responders in a four-county service area of Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell counties. The training is conducted both at the various fire stations throughout the service area and at our four-story Class A drill tower on BCCC campus.


Fire training through BCCC is done for both certification and non-certification classes. Training ranges from entry level for the newest of firefighters to advanced skill sets for more seasoned firefighters. All certification training is conducted within the guidelines laid forth by both N.C.O.S.F.M. and N.C.E.M. Topics from initial engine company operations to advanced officer tactics are offered regularly.


The Inner Banks Fire Academy at BCCC is designed to allow entry level personal to develop the training necessary for a rewarding career in the fire service whether that be paid or volunteer. Beginning with Basic EMT, the cadet learns the basic skills needed to respond to medical emergencies. The second phase of training will give the cadet all the classes needed to become a NC Certified Firefighter. Also included in the fire training phase will be R.i.T; Safety & Survival; and Advanced Extraction. The third and final phase will be Hazard Material Operations, allowing the cadet to certify as a HazMat responder. Along all three phases of training, the cadet will learn station life duties to prepare them for a 24-hour shift in the fire service or to be prepared for station duties demanded from a busy volunteer. The Inner Banks Fire Academy operates in the spring from 6-10 Monday through Thursday and Saturdays as needed. Training starts in the spring for the 500 plus hours of training with a target completion of around 5 months.


For firefighters wishing to complete the NC Firefighter Certification by enrolling in our Fire Academy classes, we have a great new opportunity available! The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina Firefighter Stipend and Scholarship Program will provide stipends of $500 per term (fall, spring, summer) or scholarships up to $1,000 per term for eligible community college students pursuing NC Firefighter Certification courses. Read more here. View the application here for eligibility information and to apply. Please submit completed applications to the BCCC Building 8 Registration and Records Office or by email to continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Applications may also be submitted to Director Ray Harris, Director of Fire & EM, in Building 8 or by email to ray.harris@beaufortccc.edu.


Emergency Management training is offered at our college to meet the workforce training needs of Emergency Management personnel, including county and state emergency managers and associated emergency response personnel and volunteers.

EM classes include:

NIMS Incident Management
Emergency Management Special Topics
NIMS: ICS-100 to ICS-800
NIMS: ICS Leadership Training
NIMS: ICS Train the Trainer
All-Haz Incident Commander
All-Haz Public Info Officer
All-Haz Div/Group Supervisor
All-Haz Planning Section Chief
All-Haz Situation Unit Leader
Emergency Operations Center
EOP-Homeland Security Appendix
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Thread-Risk Assessment
Community Mass Care Management
Community Emergency RT
Amateur Radio Resources
Leadership in a Disaster
Multi-Agency Coordination
Damage Assessment
Evacuation & Re-Entry Planning
Working Through a Disaster
Decision Making in a Crisis
FEMA Public Assistance Program
Warn Notice-Weather Service
Joint Information Center
`Managing Land Search Ops

In compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the following standards have been established. All students in the programs below are expected to meet certain essential technical standards for successfully completing all program phases and reflect industry requirements and standards. To verify the student's ability to perform these essential functions, students may be required to demonstrate the technical standards.
Fire Service Education Technical Standards


Thank you for your interest in BCCC Fire training! To Schedule classes or for more information contact:

Ray Harris
Director of Fire & Emergency Management Training

Building 8, Room 809
Phone: (252) 940-6363

Jonathan Patterson
Coordinator of Fire & Emergency Management Training

Building 8, Room 809
Phone: (252) 940-6354