Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Certified Fire Fighter Classes

Beginning January 2015, there will no longer be a  firefighter 1 & 2 certification. OSFM is in the process of phasing out all level 1 classes at this time. Classes will be offered as combination classes until the change. Isothermal will still run all classes needed to obtain these certifications. For more information contact: Jerry Hinson, Emergency Services Coordinator (828) 395-1766 or Marnie Beaver, EMS Program Support (828) 395-1532

Classes Offered at Isothermal include:

  • Certified Fire Fighter Classes including (1403)
  • Instructor level 1
  • Hazardous Materials Responder 1
  • Instructor level 2
  • Haz-Mat Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver
  • Haz-Mat Mass & Technical Decontamination
  • Driver Operator Aerial
  • Haz-Mat Air Monitoring and Sampling
  • Driver Operator Pumper
  • Technical Rescuer General
  • Airport Firefighter
  • Technical Rescuer VMR
  • Fire Life Safety Educator 1
  • Technical Rescuer Ropes
  • Fire Life Safety Educator 2
  • Technical Rescuer Confined Space
  • Fire Life Safety Educator 3
  • Technical Rescuer Structural Collapse
  • Fire Officer 1
  • Technical Rescuer Water Rescue
  • Fire Officer 2
  • Technical Rescuer Trench
  • Chief 101
  • Agriculture Rescue
  • NFA Leadership 1,2,3
  • Technical Rescuer Wilderness Rescue
  • Mayday
  • Firefighter Survival
  • Rapid Intervention

Pump Operations Series:

7 classes will allow you to complete your Driver Operator Pump Operations Certificate. These classes will be held at Ellenboro Fire Department with Instructor Roy Brian. Class Dates are listed below. You may join all classes or just the ones you need.

Intro To Pumps - Ellenboro Fire Department

Feb. 6, 20 from 19:00-22:00
Feb 22 from 08:00-17:00

Basic Pump Operations - Ellenboro Fire Department

March 6,13 from 19:00-22:00
March 29 from 08:00-17:00
April 3,10,17 from 19:00-22:00

Pump Maintenance - Ellenboro Fire Department

April 22,29 May 1,6,8 from 19:00-22:00

Hydraulics - Ellenboro Fire Department

May 10 from 08:00-17:00
May 13,15 from 19:00-22:00

Driver/Operator Sprinklers - Ellenboro Fire Department

May 20,27 from 19:00-22:00
June 3,5 from 19:00-22:00

Service Testing - Ellenboro Fire Department

June 10,12 from 19:00-22:00
June 14 from 08:00-17:00

Water Supply – Ellenboro Fire Department

June 17,19,24 from 19:00-22:00
July 8,10 19:00-22:00

Certified Classes
Course Location Time / Date Instructor
Orientation and Safety Bills Creek FD Jan 2, 7, 14, 23, 28 from 18:00 - 22:00 Tim Lovelace
Fire Prevention Education and Cause Forest City FD Jan. 8, 15, 22 from 18:00 - 21:00
Jan 18 from 08:00 - 15:00
Tommy Harmon
Ventilation Lake Lure FD Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 from 18:00 - 22:00
Feb. 4 from 18:00 - 22:00
Ron Morgan
Fire Alarms and Communications Forest City FD

Feb. 3, 5, 12, 17, 19 from 18:30 - 21:30

Tommy Harmon
Foam Fire Streams Forest City FD March 1 from 08:00 - 15:00 Tommy Harmon
Emergency Medical Care Forest City FD March 3, 5, 12, 17, 19 from 18:00 - 21:00 Tommy Harmon
Haz-Mat Awareness and Ops S.D.O FD Jan. 27, 28, 29 from 18:00 - 22:00
Feb. 4 from 18:00 - 22:00
Feb. 8 from 08:00 - 17:00
Feb. 11 from 18:00 - 22:00
Richard Carroll
Driver/Operator Service Test Refresher S.D.O FD March 21 from 18:00 - 22:00
March 22 from 08:00 - 17:00
Claude Huffman
Driver/Operator Emergency Vehicle Operator S.D.O FD April 12 from 08:00 - 17:00 Claude Huffman
Rescue/Extrication Bostic FD Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 from 18:30 - 21:30 Scott Moore