Birdville ISD Fire Academy
Captain Erik Cook
Deadline: The application documents should be filled out and returned to your home campus counselor(s) by Friday, March 31, 2017
In the Spring of 2016 the North Richland Hills Fire Department, the Birdville Independent School District, and Tarrant County College joined together in a cooperative effort to design and implement a continuing education credit firefighter and EMT certification program within the Birdville ISD. The result of this collaboration is a two-year program that will enable participants to earn a total of 4 elective high school credits, 24 hours of college credit, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection firefighter basic certification and the Texas Department of State Health Services EMT certification.
Applications will be accepted from students from all Birdville high schools. Classes will be conducted at Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL) every school day for two consecutive periods. There will also be some Saturday classes held at Tarrant County College – Northwest and at the North Richland Hills Fire Training Center facilities to complete required skills training exercises. Selected students will start the program at the beginning of their junior year and continue until the end of their senior year.