Basic Fire Training

Basic Fire Training

The Oakland Fire Training Academy offers full-time and part-time Fire Fighter I & II training programs.  These programs are designed to place well trained firefighter recruits into the fire suppression field.

All requirements of the Michigan Office of Fire Fighter Training will be met and exceeded for Fire Fighter I & II training programs.

The Office of Fire Fighter Training is the regulating agency for the State of Michigan under the Bureau of Construction Codes & Fire Safety and oversees the written and practical examinations that are conducted at the end of each program.  Upon receiving a passing examination score, the trainee will be awarded a Fire Fighter I & II document of completion.  Certification, as awarded by the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council, is received after the trainee becomes a member of an organized fire department.

Full Time Program

The full-time program, called the Basic Fire Academy, is an eleven week training program that is offered twice a year. Instruction is held Monday through Friday for eight hours per day. The Basic Fire Academy is held on the Auburn Hills Campus.

Part Time Program

The part-time program, called Fire Fighter I & II, is designed to accommodate the schedule an individual who is unable to participate in a Full-Time Basic Fire Academy. Fire Fighter I & II is offered once a year in the fall. Instruction is held twice a week in the evening, with some Saturday sessions scheduled for practical training.

Pro Board Accreditation

The Fire Fighter I & II training offered by the Oakland Fire Training Academy is Pro Board approved through our membership with the Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training (RAFT)