2024 Burke County Fire College

October 16,17,18,19, 20, 2024

The Western Piedmont Community College Emergency Services Training Center and the Burke County Firefighters Association proudly welcomes back the 2024 Fire and Rescue College!

This year’s Fire College is being offered during the week of
October 16th -20th, 2024. at the Foothills Higher Education Center & Emergency Services Training Center. This year’s Fire College is an extended version being offered on a 5-day format due to changes in the class hours within the NCSOFM Firefighter certification modules.

You will find the complete information about this year’s Regional Fire and Rescue College within the website.
please scroll down for further information, digital registration links for classes, general information, and more..

If you would like a printable version of the Fire College Booklet, you can click the button below to download it.

WPCC Fire College Registration Form

All students must download and complete, print, mail this form

NC OSFM Live Fire Training Authorization Form

If you are not registering For Fireground Ops. 9 You do not need this form.

Welcome From The Director:

Greetings everyone,

I am excited to announce the return of the Burke County Regional Fire & Rescue College for 2024!!!

As the Director of Fire & Emergency Services Training for WPCC, I have carefully listened to your requests and offer my very best efforts to provide our regional stakeholders with classes designed to meet your personal and agency training needs.

Since our last Fire College in 2019, there have been significant changes to the NCOSFM course designs. The Firefighter module system has caused changes in the typical 3- day weekend fire college format. Although this year’s event is a smaller footprint from year’s past, we are already planning for a much larger & entertaining Regional Fire School in 2025!

Be on the lookout for the 2025 Burke Co. Night Fire College, as well as other specialized training opportunities for the coming year for Burke Co. and surrounding regions.

I would like to thank our sponsors, instructors, and WPCC staff for their dedication towards ensuring your attendance is a safe and enjoyable experience.

I look forward to seeing you in October.

Trey Smith; Director
WPCC Regional Fire & Emergency Services Training


John Stroup

Fire Chief; Salem Fire Department

The 2024 Burke County Fire & Rescue College is dedicated to Chief John Stroup of the Salem Fire Department for his self-less dedication towards ensuring the safety of his community and leadership of his fellow brothers & sisters of the Fire & EMS service. With a lifelong commitment to serving and protecting his community, Chief John Stroup served as a role model in the field of emergency services, and it is only fitting that this year’s training booklet be dedicated to him.