New Fire Corps Academy Courses Now Available

Fire Corps is pleased to offer a series of live training webinars through the Fire Corps Academy. Five courses are being offered over the next several weeks, including two new courses on forming collaborations and marketing a Fire Corps program.

Fire Corps connects community members with their local emergency service department to conduct non-emergency tasks. Courses are available for departments wanting to learn more and start a Fire Corps program and for departments, program coordinators, and volunteers looking to expand and enhance their existing program

Register for Fire Corps Academy courses by going to, selecting the Live Sessions option, and then clicking on the Upcoming Sessions tab. If you have questions about Fire Corps courses, email or call 202-887-4809.

Below are the course descriptions and schedules. Each webinar lasts approximately one hour. The courses are free, but space is limited. Register early to ensure your place. You can also find the upcoming course schedules at

FC-100: Introduction to Fire Corps
The session provides an overview of how the Fire Corps program is organized and introduces the benefits, depth, and scope of community volunteer activities in fire and emergency service departments. FC-100 also identifies the basic steps and components to building the infrastructure of a local Fire Corps program.

  • Friday, September 16 – 11:00am EDT

FC-200: Starting and Implementing a Fire Corps Program
This session teaches how to successfully grow a Fire Corps program along with avoiding and mitigating issues that slow or hinder healthy growth. Participants will learn about various volunteer management practices and be provided with sample documents and tips to help sustain and further their programs.

  • Friday, September 16 – 1:00pm EDT

FC-201: Achieving More through Collaboration
This session teaches the fundamentals of collaborating with other agencies and how fire and emergency service departments can achieve more through partnerships.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 1:00pm EDT
  • Thursday, September 15 – 11:00am EDT

FC-301: Fire Corps in Disaster Response
This session is designed to show how Fire Corps fits into a community’s disaster response efforts. Because Fire Corps teams already assist fire and EMS departments in their duties to keep the community safe, Fire Corps volunteers can also be used to start, improve, or enhance a fire department’s disaster response efforts.

  • Friday, September 16 – 3:00pm EDT

FC-400: Marketing your Program
This session provides information and activities that can be used to teach the fundamentals of marketing for the purposes of volunteer recruitment and promotion of local Fire Corps programs.

  • Tuesday, August 30 – 11:00am EDT
  • Thursday, September 15 – 2:00pm EDT