North Carolina Weekend Fire Schools & Conventions

Are you a firefighter who needs training, or are you interested in becoming a firefighter? Many colleges hold weekend classes every year to allow firefighters to complete classes required for NC Fire and Rescue Certifications, courses for re-certifications, and other specialized classes.  We have compiled a list of NC fire colleges (along with the weeks they are typically held, but definitely check out the college’s websites to confirm the actual dates) to allow for firefighters to complete classes they need, as well as a couple statewide & nationwide expos.  If you have an additional event that you would like to add, feel free to email


Typical Date

Event Name

Location / College

January 2nd Weekend Pender County Firefighters Association Cape Fear Community College
January 3rd Weekend Piedmont Fire Expo Winston-Salem, NC
January 4th Weekend Wilson Area Fire & Rescue School Wilson Community College
January 4th Weekend Sandhills Regional Fire & Rescue College Sandhills Community College
February 2nd Weekend SouthEast Fire & Rescue College Robeson Community College
February 3rd Week Firehouse World San Diego, California
February 3rd Weekend Central Piedmont Emergency Services College Davidson County Community College
February 3rd Weekend Fontana Fire & Rescue College Tri-County Community College
February 4th Weekend Albemarle Firemen’s Association Fire School College of the Albemarle
February 4th Weekend James Sprunt Community College Fire & Rescue Conference James Sprunt Community College
March 1st Weekend Randolph County Emergency Services School Randolph Community College
March 2nd Weekend Lenoir Fire & Rescue School Lenoir Community College
March 3rd Weekend McDowell Fire & Rescue College McDowell Technical Community College
April 4th Weekend New Hanover County Fire & Rescue Seminar Cape Fear Community College
April 4th Week FDIC Indianapolis, Indiana
July 4th Week Firehouse Expo Baltimore, Maryland
August 2nd Weekend South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo Raleigh, NC
September 2nd Week EMS Expo Las Vegas, NV
September 2nd Weekend North Carolina Association of Rescue & EMS Convention High Point, NC
September 2nd Weekend Western North Carolina Fire & Rescue College Blue Ridge Community College
September 4th Weekend Craven Fire & Rescue College Craven Community College
October 1st week NC EMS Expo Weekend Greensboro, NC
October 2nd Weekend Davie County Fire & Rescue College Davidson County Community College
October 2nd Weekend Eastern Carolina Firemen’s Association Fire Seminar Cape Fear Community College
November 1st Weekend NorthWest Fire & Rescue College Wilkes Community College
November 2nd Weekend Cleveland County Fire & Rescue College Cleveland Community College