New fire academy begins Sept. 5 at college facilities


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Registration is underway for Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 105 set to begin Sept. 5.

Deadline to apply for the Basic Structural Firefighter program is Aug. 22.

Classes will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays with a possibility of evening and/or weekend classes.

The 474-hour, 12-week academy will run through Nov. 28.

Tuition is $1,200 for in-state students and $1,750 for students out-of-state students.

The program is physically demanding as well as academically challenging and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) strongly recommends all students be able to read and comprehend with at least a 10th grade reading level.

Students must also present a valid high school diploma, official high school transcript or GED scores with their applications.

Admission to the KC Fire Academy is based upon a highly competitive process with preference given to an applicant’s level of education, experience and their affiliation with a career, volunteer department or rescue unit.

To apply for the academy, download and fill out the Basic Fire Academy application located at

For more information contact Mike Fennell, lead instructor, at 903-983-3762 ( or Renee’ Golden at 903-983-8662 (


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