First Responder Academy

Next Academy Begins January 21, 2019 

This academy is a comprehensive program which includes Firefighting I & II, Haz-Mat, Basic EMT, Emergency Vehicle Driving, Mayday/Safety and Survival skills 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 the Academy Coordinator – Chris Stenerson at (910) 362-7642,, or Amy Rutherford at (910) 362-7799,


Cape Fear Community College First Responder Academy students are required to be in Academy uniform. This uniform consists of:

Black Shoes, Blue or Black BDU style pants, Gray Academy T-Shirt and/or Gray Academy sweatshirt depending on weather. Uniform should be kept neat and clean for all classes. Shirts and Sweatshirts may be purchased at the CFCC bookstore in the McKeithan Center. See picture below:

Before classes begin students must purchase Essentials of Firefighting-6th edition (ISBN 978-0-87939-509-4, IFSTA# 36922, approximately $74.00) and the course workbook (ISBN 978-0-87939-512-4, IFSTA# 36925, approximately $37.00). Both are available in the CFCC bookstore or online.









Contact Information

Chris Stenerson
First Responder Academy Coordinator
(910) 362-7642

Amy Rutherford
Fire/Rescue Technician
(910) 362-7799