Fire Training

1005Henrico Fire Training Academy

The Henrico Fire Training academy is split into two facilities. The first facility consists of a number of classrooms at the Public Safety Building. These classrooms are designed for lectures for both fire and EMS. There is also a separate room setup for EMS skills training. These rooms are also used by HCCERT members, Citizens Academy and Explorer post 651.

The second facility consists of our “Drill School”. The Drill School consists of a two bay (mock) fire station with a classroom, kitchen, bathrooms and outdoor pavilion. It also has a 7-story high-rise tower, 2 burn buildings, extrication and car fire section and a FEMA approved Technical Rescue Center.

Henrico Fire Paramedic Academy

In October 2019, Henrico County Division of Fire applied for a Letter of Review through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) to become an accredited educational facility which would allow the Division to conduct an internal paramedic academy.

Graduates of this program would be eligible to test for National Paramedic certification. Students may submit a copy of their certification card to the Virginia Community College System and may be awarded “credit by able” to be applied to an Associate of Applied Science degree.

The goal of the Henrico Fire Paramedic Academy is to prepare competent, entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

The Henrico County Division of Fire Paramedic Academy has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

  • National Registry Cognitive Pass rate is 83.3%
  • Retention rate for this period is 100%
  • Positive Placement is 83.3%

To contact CoAEMSP Executive Office:

8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

Contact Us


Main Receptionist
(804) 501-4900

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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