Academy Schedule

Entry Level Hires

Entry Level Hires # of Weeks
New Employee Training 1 Week
Fire 16 Weeks
Basic EMT 10 Weeks
AEMT 7 Weeks
Length of Academy 34 Weeks

Certified Firefighter Hires

Certified Firefighter Hires # of Weeks
New Employee Training 1 Week
Acclimation to Durham Fire & EMS 4 Weeks
Length of Academy 5 Weeks

Certified AEMT Hires

Certified AEMT Hires # of Weeks
New Employee Training 1 Week
Fire 16 Weeks
Length of Academy 17 Weeks
Note: The Certified AEMT schedule is based on Fire instruction at the beginning of an academy and could change if EMS instruction is delivered first.