Spaces available for 2018-2019 SPC Basic Firefighter Academy

Spaces available for 2018-2019 SPC Basic Firefighter Academy

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press release)

Approximately 10 spaces are available for students interested in the South Plains College Fire Academy for 2018-2019. The academy is schedule to run from Aug. 27 through May 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted through July 13.

Individuals interested in trying out for the academy must submit the academy application which is different from the general SPC application required of all incoming SPC students. People with prior military service, females and minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

This course is designed for anyone interested in a career as a firefighter in the municipal, state or federal fire service. After the completion of the academy and additional medical training, students become eligible to test for state firefighter certification. 

Applications are available online at Go to the bottom of the page and click on “Apply Now.”

The SPC Fire Academy meets at the Lubbock Fire Department Training Academy located at 1515 E. Ursuline St. The academy meets from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every other Saturday.

For more information, contact Matt Hixson, Fire Technology coordinator, at (806) 716-4912 or email

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