Skip To Main Content
Rockingham Community College

Continuing Education

about rcc student services credit programs continuing ed support rcc
ESTC Calendar Fire/Rescue Dept. General Information
Instructors Instructor Resources N.C. Certifications
N.C. OSFM Student Transcripts Photos, Slideshows & Videos Training Schedules

Fire & Rescue Training

Fire fighters and rescue workers are heroes who risk their lives every day for others. If you would like to join their ranks, Rockingham Community College can help you achieve that goal. We have been meeting the continuing education needs of fire & rescue professionals in this area for many years, and we appreciate the time and effort they spend training to provide service to the community.

The NC Fire and Rescue Commission has established voluntary minimum professional qualifications for all levels of fire and rescue service personnel. We offer the following Fire/Rescue Certification classes:

  • Fire Fighter I & II
  • Fire & Life Safety Educator Level - I, II & III
  • Fire/Rescue Instructor Level I-II
  • Fire Officer Level - I, II & III
  • Haz-Mat Responder
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver
  • Driver/Operator
  • Technical Rescuer
  • Emergency Vehicle Trailer Towing

Complete Schedule Of Upcoming Classes

Age, Education & Physical Requirements
Requirements for different certification courses vary, but in general all applicants must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent (e.g. GED). Because fire and rescue services are often physically demanding professions, applicants should be in good health and may need to pass a physical exam. For detailed information on certification requirements by course, visit the website of the office of the State Fire Marshal:

Certification and Training – Courses

Certification and Training – Forms and Policies

Fire Fighter Certification Check-Off Sheet

For more information about courses and requirements, contact Randy Evans at 336.342.4261, ext. 2390.

Emergency Services Training Center (ESTC)
Our Emergency Services Training Center is located on 20-acres off NC Highway 65, adjacent to the National Guard Armory in Wentworth. The Center offers state-of-the-art training facilities for firefighters and emergency rescue personnel.

History Of The ESTC
Location & Map