Regarding Covid – 19 Pandemic
Fire Academy Update 7/28/2020
During the worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, we hope all first responders across the State of Mississippi are safe and doing well. This letter is to provide an update for fall courses and deliveries at the State Fire Academy. Our catalog and calendar were adjusted to address the exposure risk for students attending the Academy.
One of the issues that we are addressing is the dorm. With the COVID Pandemic, we can only allow one person per dorm room. Students will be allowed to commute to campus each day and are not required to stay on campus at night.
Our main priority this fall will be the 1001 Fire Fighter Program. It is essential to the fire service that we keep this program running. Please find attached herein the COVID -19 guidelines for students and staff on-campus. The Fire Academy will take every measure to be sure our campus is as safe as possible for everyone. As of now, with the exception of Basic 1001 I-II, all other on campus courses for 2020 have been cancelled.
Additional classes will be considered this fall if the dorm and Academy facilities will allow. Currently, any on-campus course will be conducted in the Auditorium to ensure proper spacing of students. Here is the latest information regarding course deliveries for the remainder of 2020.
Please see the attachment below for full release information: