2022 Courses

2022 Schuylkill County Training Academy Courses

All Students must pre-register for courses. No walk-ins accepted. If the minimum number of students has not been met 10 days before the start date, students will receive email notification of cancellation of the course.

There is no fee for students from member companies of the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association.

For Non-member or Out-of-County students there is a fee. Students must bring a check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Entry Level Firefighting pathway


Rope / High Angle Rescue II (RORA)                                  FSC:  0339

Lead Instructor: Joseph Marconi              Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Rope / High Angle Rescue I

Gear: Helmet with chin strap, clean leather gloves, eye protection, work or hiking boots, knee pads if possible, outdoor work clothing or coveralls appropriate for weather conditions. TURN OUT GEAR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Students may supply additional personal or department equipment, but all such equipment is subject to inspection and/or rejection by the instructors prior to use.

Description: Students in this course will be re-introduced to the various types of rescue equipment. Students will be trained in mechanical advantage systems, safeties, basic ascending, basic rappelling technique and tie-offs with a rappel rack, rope changes, and one-person rescue. The student will perform a low angle raise and lower evolution simulating patient transport on embankments. Most of the program is hands-on and time is allotted for practice in order to build proficiency.

Non-Member Cost: $39 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

5/21/2022 Saturday

5/22/2022 Sunday

08:00-16:00

Register for RORA 5-21-2022


Structural Burn Session (SBS)                                        FSC 600

Lead Instructor – Kevin Sibbett                                    Hours 16 – Lecture-4.0hrs / Lab-12.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA with spare cylinder

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, EBM, Interior FF, BBFA or FF-1 or equivalent – Students must have a copy of their certificate that meets the prerequisite for the first class to be given to the Instructor.

This course will provide the student with a review and application of the techniques used in safe fire fighting practices in an actual structural fire environment. Emphasis is placed on safety for both interior and exterior operations

Non-Member Cost: $ 59 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

6/6/2022                   6/8/2022

6/12/2022

18:00-22:00

Monday & Wednesday

08:00-16:00 Sunday

Register for SBS SCTA 6-6-2022


Structural Burn Session (SBS)                                        FSC 600

Lead Instructor – Peter Damiter                                      Hours 16 – Lecture-4.0hrs / Lab-12.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA with spare cylinder

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, EBM, Interior FF, BBFA or FF-1 or equivalent – Students must have a copy of their certificate that meets the prerequisite for the first class to be given to the Instructor.

This course will provide the student with a review and application of the techniques used in safe fire fighting practices in an actual structural fire environment. Emphasis is placed on safety for both interior and exterior operations

Non-Member Cost: $ 59 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

6/7/2022                   6/9/2022

6/11/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00 Saturday

Course is Full. No additional Registrants with be excepted.