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The Western Illinois University Fire Protection Studies Program in cooperation with the Quincy Regional Training Facility are proud to present Gateway Fire Academy Program!

About The Gateway Fire Academy Program

The Gateway program is a  fire academy for college students and high school seniors interested in entering the fire service. It consists of a week long firefighter skills sessions based on the Illinois Basic Firefighter Certification  Curriculum.  Classes are held at the Quincy Regional Training Facility in Quincy Il.  Students will be introduced to fundamental knowledge, procedures and skills involved in firefighting. The course material is physically and mentally challenging, taught by experienced experts in safe fire training practices

For more information contact: Scott Walker -


What You Need to Know

  • All classes will be held at the Quincy Regional Training Facility campus in Quincy Illinois
  • 2016 dates are: June 19 - 24
  • Classes are held Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Some evening work may also be required
  • Cost includes instruction, housing and meals
  • Cost is $950 per course

To see the program brochure click here