Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy, Inc.
1266 Sutter Avenue, Wellston, MO 63133
Phone:  314-889-8670 - Fax:  314-889-8680
The Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational corporation,
which contracts with the St. Louis County Fire Standards Commission to provide firefighter training for
St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Fire Standards Commission maintains the waiting list,
determines when applications are released, and sets the minimum standards. For admissions
information, please go to the Application Process page within this web site.   

We currently hold three (3) classes a year with 30 students in each class.  Each class is a combination
of New Hires from St. Louis County fire agencies and Self-Sponsored students.  If we have 10 New
Hires needing to be rostered for a class, the balance of the seats, 20, would be filled with
Self-Sponsored students.

Classes are hold Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with a few exceptions.

Each class runs 11 weeks in length.

Tuition is currently $4,000.00 per recruit.  However, there is no guarantee this rate will be in effect at
the time you would attend a class.

Tuition is always due,
in full, two (2) weeks prior to the first day of class.  The Academy does not
offer any type of payment plan
.

Payment may be made with a credit/debit card (Mastercard, Visa, or Discover), cashier's check, or
money order.  Card payments can be made over the phone.  Personal checks and cash are
NOT
accepted.  Please call in advance to ensure someone is in the office to accept your payment.

A 2.5% service fee is charged for all credit card payments.  (The fee for a $4,000.00 tuition payment
would be $100.00.)  There is no fee if you use a Debit/Check card.

The St. Louis County Fire Academy does not offer student financial aid, nor do they have financial
resources available.

The Fire Academy has been approved for G.I. Bill benefits effective July 7, 2013.  To apply for
benefits, please go to www.GIBill.va.gov.  If you have never used the benefit before, submit VA
Form 22-1990.  If you have previously used the benefit, submit VA Form 22-1995.  Once your
application is approved, you will receive an Award letter.  This letter must be turned in to the
Academy so that we can submit the necessary paperwork.  If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact Betty Stoecklin at 314-889-8670.
The following items are not included in the tuition and must be provided by the recruit:
  • Turnout gear that meets NFPA Standards. Employed recruits should check with their training
    officer to confirm compliance and proper labeling of issued gear. Recruits attending as a
    private student may furnish new or used equipment as long as it is fully serviceable and in
    compliance with applicable NFPA Standards.  (Below is a list of distributors of turnout gear.)
    (Approximate cost:  $1,200-$1,500)
  • Black leather belt with a silver metal buckle
  • Black polishable duty boots or black polishable plain-toe oxfords (no black athletic shoe of any
       type)
  • White cotton crew neck t-shirts
  • Black dress socks (no ankle or no-show socks)
  • Athletic type shoes and white socks suitable for running and other physical training activities
  • Medical insurance coverage


Effective September 12, 2005, State (Missouri Division of Fire Safety) Firefighter I and II and
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certifications are required for successful completion
of the
St. Louis County Fire Standards Commission Basic Firefighter Training Program.  This
includes the written and practical exams for Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Awareness,
and Hazardous Materials Operations. These tests are in addition to the St. Louis County Fire
Academy's written and practical exams.
Turnout Gear Distributors

TurnoutRental is pleased to offer a complete rental ensemble to students attending the
St. Louis County Fire Academy.  Order securely online at
www.turnoutrental.com.  Use School
Code
STLCOFA to receive a 5% discount off the gear rental and a 50% discount off the security
deposit.  To order by phone, call 1-866-887-6688.  Questions?  Need help measuring?  Please visit
the Web site for answers to frequently asked questions; email at info@turnoutrental.com or call 1-
866-887-6688.

Colt Safety, Inc.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00
Contact:  Jim Mixco
8300 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63144
314-961-4414
Click here to go to Colt Safety's website

Banner Fire Equipment, Inc.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30
Contact:  Don Bogner
4601 Hedge Road
Roxana, IL 62024
888-226-3473
Click here to go to Banner's website

Vallen Safety Supply Company
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30
Contact:  Jim Phipps
841 Remington Blvd.
Bolling Brook, IL 60440
630-759-0000
Click here to go to Vallen's website

Towers Fire Apparatus                                                                
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30                                                        
Contact:  Tony Rezek (cell: 314-882-9407)                                
502 South Richland
Freeburg, IL 62243
800-851-1928
Click here to go to Towers' website

Schuhmacher Fire Equipment, Inc.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00
Contact:  Joel Menke
308 East 8th Street
Washington, MO 63090
1-636-239-3867
Click here to go to Schuhmacher's website

Leo M. Ellebracht Company
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 *
(* Appointments available on weekends)
Contact:  Therese DeWald
1000 Corporate Parkway, Suite 101
Wentzville, MO 63385
800-325-8509
Click here to go to Ellebracht's website

Reis Environmental
Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00
11022 Linpage Place
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-426-5603
Click here to go to Reis' website

Ed Roehr Safety Products Co.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30
2710 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-533-9344

Click here to go to Ed Roehr's website
This Web site was developed and is maintained by Betty Stoecklin.  
If you notice any problems with the site or have suggestions, please call 314-889-8670.
SNOW SCHEDULE/SCHOOL CLOSING:  
If the Fire Academy must close or delay the start time, this
information can be found on KMOX 1120 (radio & web site); listed as
St. Louis County Fire Academy or on Channel 5 (KSDK) (television & web site);
listed as St. Louis Co. Fire Acad. Recruit Prog.

If we are listed on a SNOW SCHEDULE, the start time is 10:00 am.
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Listed below are a few training entities which offer E.M.T. and/or Paramedic courses.  For a
comprehensive list, please visit the Missouri's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services web site at
www.dhss.mo.gov/EMS or  you may contact them by phone at 573-751-6356.

St. Louis Community College                                                
EMS Coordinator: 314-644-9925                                           
Web site:
www.stlcc.edu                                                      
E.M.T. and Paramedic training                                                          
                                     
St. Charles County Ambulance District
Training Academy
636-441-1354 ext. 1702
Web site:
 www.sccad.com
E.M.T. and Paramedic training

Jefferson College
636-797-3000
E.M.T. and Paramedic training

Respond Right EMS Academy
Web site: www.respondright.com
E.M.T. and Paramedic

Rapid EMT, LLC
Web site: www.rapidemt.com
E.M.T. training