Fire Service Extension Program

Registration is required for all classes. Use the Public Safety Registration form (pdf) for course registration and payment. Note: Our fax number has changed to 919-686-3653 or you can send a scan of the form to Donna Matheson.

If you have questions, please contact Donna Matheson, 919-536-7240, ext. 4417 or Ernest Jannetta, 919-536-7240, ext. 4016.

Course Number Course Title Date Time Location Hours Tuition
50620 FIP-5800A TR Ropes Nov. 17,19,21,28,30, Dec. 5,7,14,16
Dec. 18
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
8:30–11:30 a.m.
DCFD (Bethesda Fire Station One) 75 hrs $180
TBA FIP-3005A Fire Extinguisher Dec. 2, 3 6–10 p.m. Bahama FD 8 hrs $70
TBA FIP-3009A Ropes Dec. 7
Dec. 12
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
WhiteCross FD 12 hrs $70
TBA FIP-3004A Fire Behavior Dec. 7, 9, 14 6–10 p.m. Bahama FD 12 hrs $70
TBA FIP-3500E PICO Jan. 4–5 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Carrboro Fire Department Station 1 16 hrs $70
TBA EPT-4400A ICS 400 Jan. 22
Jan. 23
6–10 p.m.
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Durham Tech NDC, room 120 12 hrs $70
TBA COD-3120 Fire Prevention and Standards Jan. 25–29 8 a.m.–5 p.m. DCFD (Bethesda Fire Station 1) 40 hrs $125
TBA FIP-3500H DIMCO Feb. 2, Feb. 5 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Carrboro Fire Department Station 1 16 hrs $70
TBA FIP-3500G STICO Feb. 4, Feb. 18 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Carrboro Fire Department Station 1 16 hrs $70
TBA Durham Tech Fire Academy Starts Feb. 29 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Northern Durham Center 803 hrs $1,171
TBA Instructor I March 2, 4, 8
March 10
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Carrboro FD Station 1 30 hrs $70

*The National Fire Academy now requires students to obtain a Student Identification Number prior to attending any NFA class. Please follow the link below to obtain your NFA Student ID and present that number to the instructor on the first day of class.

Required book for Fire Prevention Standard I Inspection and Fire Prevention Standard II Inspection

Fire Prevention Code book, 2012 ed.
Purchase from the International Code Council (  or directly from:
N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal
322 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC

Required book for Fire & Life Safety Educator I classes

Fire & Life Safety Educator, 3rd Edition by IFSTA. ISBN: 978-0879393960. Purchase from the best available vendor including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the NC Fire & Rescue Instructor's website

Required book for Fire Officer I

Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition.
Purchase from Henry Sermons at 252-447-5660 or where available.

Questions or more information about classes, email Ernie Jannetta or phone 919-536-7200 ext. 4016.

Other Fire/Emergency Services Training Sites:
U.S. Fire Administration
NC Dept. Insurance--Office of the State Fire Marshal Firehouse Magazine Training
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