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Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy

Resident Program Information


On-Campus Program


The On-Campus Fire Service Program of the Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy has the primary responsibility of providing quality fire service training programs at the Academy campus in Bedford County, Tennessee. On-campus courses are normally scheduled on a yearly calendar, which allows for advanced planning of fire and emergency service personnel to attend required or desired courses.


Campus fire service programs provide training in a broad range of subject and skill levels to meet the varied training needs of Tennessee’s fire service. General courses include condensed basic firefighting courses to an in-depth ten-week Recruit/Firefighter I course. Rescue courses include the popular Smoke Divers course along with new Rapid Intervention Team Operations training. The Academy also continues to offer essential training in fire apparatus operators. Courses specific to the Fire Officers and Administrators provide important command and operations training for the current and future leadership of Tennessee’s fire service. Additional training programs are also available through joint and co-sponsored programming with other state agencies and organization.


Courses are designed and scheduled to provide the maximum access to the state’s fire and emergency services. The Academy campus provides a state-of-the–art training and educational facility. The well-equipped, comfortable classrooms, and advanced technology fire and rescue simulators are designed to support and enhance the educational opportunities provided by each class. Affordably priced on-site dorm rooms and cafeteria make attending longer duration courses more economically accessible for all fire departments.


To register for on-campus fire service courses, complete the registration form following the instructions found in the TFACA catalog or on the website.  You may also register on-line by clicking here.


Questions regarding Campus Fire Program courses should be directed to the Fire Program Director Ed Hines at (931) 294-4151 or 1-800-747-8868.