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Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management

PSTC_Fire2_000 Are you a firefighter who needs training, or are you interested in becoming a firefighter? Our fire training division offers fire and rescue training classes at fire departments in New Hanover and Pender counties. Classes to provide NC Fire and Rescue Certifications (through the NC Fire & Rescue Commission), courses for re-certifications, and courses in the latest technology are offered locally on a regular basis.



 January 7 – 11, 2015

Pender County Fire Association Brochure 2015 Pender Fire College Registration Form

The Following Changes have been made and are not listed on our Current Brochure:

Section # 38 Fire Officer I This course is now scheduled for 39 hours and will begin at 8am on Wednesday morning. (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm) Section # 39 Fire Officer II This course is now scheduled for 24 hours and will begin at 8am on Friday. (Friday 8:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm)


First Responders Academy

Next Academy will begin January 20, 2015

This academy is a comprehensive program which includes Firefighting I & II, Haz-Mat,Technical Rescuer, Emergency Vehicle Driving, Rapid Intervention and other vital information necessary for future firefighters.  This program prepares the cadet for a career in firefighting. More information is available at the links below.

For any additional information about the Academy, please contact Amy Rutherford at (910) 362-7770 or e-mail

Below is a list of hotels that have set up a reservation link for firefighters attending the fire college.  Some of them have deadlines for the special rates, so be sure to reserve your room early.

  Fire/Rescue Training Staff

 Director, Fire Training Rescue Rebecca F Porter 910-362-7711
Fire School Coordinator Alex B. Stanland 910-362-7713
Fire Training Secretary Pamela J. Britt 910-362-7799
Safety Training Center Facilitator Theodore R. Brown 910-362-7642
Safety Training Center Facilitator Michael E. Whitwam 910-362-7642
Pt Fire Training Secretary Amy H. Rutherford 910-362-7770
Pt Fire Training Secretary Crystal B. Martin 910-362-7714


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.