Fire Training Institute

Fire Training Institute

The Oakland Fire Training Institute offers training for all levels of the Fire Service, from our Basic Fire Academies and Fire Fighter I & II programs, to our Advanced Fire Officer, Hazardous Materials and Specialized Programs.  We are able to provide the most progressive didactic and practical training available at the CREST site, a virtual live lab setting and one the premier training facilities in the country.

Located on Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus, the Oakland Fire Training Institute has access to furnished houses, a bank, convenience store and motel as well as a five story live fire training tower and separate flashover unit for practical instruction. Lectures are conducted in comfortable, climate controlled classrooms utilizing the latest in instructional presentation technology including video conferencing and wireless internet capabilities.

In addition to our on-site training capabilities, we are able to bring almost all of our programs to an area that is close to your geographic service area.  This allows your agency to increase their training opportunities while reducing the need to send your fire fighters out of their response area.

Basic Fire Academy In-Session and Orientation Dates

The Next Full-Time Basic Fire Academy will be held from February 21, 2022 through May 6, 2022.  Classes will be Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Contact 248.232.4580 or or email for information regarding registration..

The Next Part-Time Basic Fire Academy will be held form November 1, 2021 through April 14, 2022 (FULL - Wait Listed). Classes will be Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and two Saturdays a month from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact 248.232.4580 or email for information regarding registration.

Orientation: Contact 248.232.4580 or or email for information regarding orientation materials.

Fire Fighter Technology Degree

Oakland Community College offers a Fire Fighter Technology degree.  This associate in applied science degree not only gives a student a background for initial employment in the fire service, but increases promotional opportunities for those already employed.