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Due to COVID-19 We are accepting Applications by appointment only.

Please call 972-223-6858 or e-mail




Looking for a career as a firefighter? We offer Texas Firefighter Certification courses.


Interested in a career as an EMT? We offer EMT-Basic Certification courses.

Our Academy in Action

Check out our YouTube playlist and get a glimpse of what you will learn in the Firefighter Certification courses. 



We are the premier Firefighter Academy in DFW and are approved by the Texas Commission on Fire Prevention. In 2017, our academy had over 50 students graduate and obtain a Basic Fire Suppression Certification. The instructors are lifelong learners themselves and teach the most effective, research-based methods in fire science. 


February 22nd - May 31, 2021- Class is Full 

July 19th - October 29, 2021- Class is Full

Monday - Friday 

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Packet is to be completed and turned in at the Training Center


Registration Fee $70.00

Tuition $2,950.00

Bunker Gear $700.00

Book $150.00

State Test $85.00 

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Live Fire Training
Live Fire Training

Training center students in bunker gear.

Morning Physical Training
Morning Physical Training

Dragging a hose during class at the training center.

Live Fire Training
Live Fire Training

Extinguishing a car fire a the training center.

Extrication Training
Extrication Training

An instructor discussing fire science.

Extrication Training
Extrication Training

A student at the fire training center learning how to remove a patient from a car.

Ladder Training
Ladder Training

Ladder climbing practice at the fire training center.


In 2017, the DeSoto Fire Training Center had over 80 students complete the EMT-Basic classes and receive certifications. The Training Center is a known and trusted educational facility for EMT preparation and the graduating classes regularly have high passing rates on National EMT exams. The courses are taught by certified professionals and they fill up quickly, so register soon!

2021 Day Classes 

January 11th -February 15, 2021- Class is Full 

June 7th-July 12, 2021- Class is Full 

August 2nd-September 6, 2021

2020 Hybrid Classes

Online/Saturday only 8:00 am to 4:00p.m.

March 6th-June 5, 2021


Tuition $1,700

Book and Lab fees $250

Nation Registry Test $150

Uniforms $100

Registration fee $20



DeSoto Fire Training Center was founded in 1980. We offer a State of the Art training facility. Join the DeSoto Fire Training Center and begin your career in the fire service. Meet or exceed the necessary qualifications of employment with many fire departments in Texas.

This Academy is conducted in a classroom with an interactive hands-on learning environment, ensuring you are proficient in the knowledge and skills necessary for the state examination. Our program also provides and intensive physical training aspect to ensure you are well prepared for the firefighting profession. Our goal is to help you succeed in your preparation and future career as a Firefighter. 




DeSoto Fire Training Center
501 E Wintergreen
DeSoto, Texas  75115



Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

​​Saturday: Closed

​Sunday: Closed

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Student Resources

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Students will need to make an account and submit an application .


EMT Online site to do your homework. 

EMS Testing

This site is for students in EMT class to complete Test and purchase study tools


Helpful links when you complete EMT class to get certification

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