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    Regional Training Center 

    The Training Center is not currently accepting applications. 

     The Grand Rapids Fire Department is currently accepting
    job applications for the position of Firefighter until

    August 12, 2016.  


    Job Training

    Grand Rapids Fire Regional Training Center
    Fire Academy

    The academy is limited to 20 students to ensure that all students receive
    the individual training necessary for successful development in cognitive as well
    as hands-on skills to function safely as a firefighter.  
    Cost approximately $ 4100.00
    Tuition $ 3000.00
    Books $ 200.00
    Fire gear (helmet, hood, gloves, boots) $ 500.00
    Uniforms $ 400.00
    Note: All students must get a physical prior to starting the academy. Students who successfully complete the Fire Academy and pass the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council Exam will receive a MFFTC/OFFT Fire Fighter I & II, Haz-Mat Awareness and Haz-Mat Operations Certificates.
    For more information or to receive application forms via email for the Fire Academy
    contact Captain of Training Wes Kelley at or 616-456-3919
    Otherwise you can print forms below and send completed to:
    GRFD RTC Academy
    38 LaGrave SE
    Grand Rapids MI 49503

    Application Form 
    Training Waiver
    Self Disclosure Form

    Criminal Record Check Form

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