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Fire Academy

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Video: Inside Peek of the Fire Academy 47th Recruit Academy Graduation
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All new recruits complete a recruit academy (about 32 weeks) conducted at the Keeter Training Center which includes both intense physical training and a challenging academic program.

Recruits are required to maintain a minimum 70 percent average, recruits receive several certifications before graduation and their assignment to a fire station (EMT, Firefighter I and II, Haz-Mat Operations Plus).

View Candidate Selection Procedures Manual.

Video: Inside Peek of the Fire Academy

Raleigh Fire Department Academy

View an overview of what firefighter recruits experience during the academy.

47th Recruit Academy Graduation

The City of Raleigh Fire Department recognized 20 recruits upon their completion of the Fire Academy at a ceremony on Nov. 16, 2021.

Raleigh Fire Department Celebrates 47th Recruit Academy Graduation



Keeter Training Center
105 Keeter Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603


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