Students are provided classroom instruction on a variety of topics ranging from personal protective equipment to the study of hazardous materials and their properties. In addition, a considerable amount of time is spent in hands on training. Full time, adjunct and guest instructors from many fire departments in and around the metroplex provide the instruction.
The Weatherford College Regional Fire academy is housed in a working fire station. Cadets are divided into standard fire department shifts and learn about life in the fire station. Later in their training they are allowed to ride out as observers with on-duty fire crews.
LEARNING THE ROPES
Students sharpen their skills through hands-on training. Instructors work with individual students to provide a higher level of education and training. This additional instruction better prepares the student for their entry into the firefighting field.
LIVE FIRE TRAINING AND RESCUE PRACTICE
The Weatherford College Regional Fire Academy goes above the Texas Commission on Fire Protection recommended number of hours for live fire training. This provides the cadets with more hands on time and a better understanding of firefighting strategy and tactics.