About Us

The LBJ Fire Academy (LBJFA) is located on the LBJ Early College High School campus in the Austin Independent School District. The LBJ Fire Academy teaches professionalism, discipline and personal responsibility that will prepare our students to become productive citizens, competent leaders, and effective decision makers.

The LBJFA is a two year program which prepares Austin ISD high school students for entry into the firefighting  and emergency medical professions. This high quality fire fighter program imparts the knowledge and skills needed to succeed on the certification exam. 

Selected students start the program at the beginning of their junior year. The first three semesters consist of fire fighting instruction. The fourth semester consists of emergency medicine training. The classes are conducted each school day. In addition to training at school the students are required to attend seven Saturday field trips or "skill days" to external training facilities each year to complete required training.

What benefits are associated with the program?

• Students become ethical leaders and followers

• Develop inner strength and confidence by overcoming physical and mental challenges

• Encouraged to embrace the ideals of personal wellness and fitness

• Eligible to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Firefighter certification exam*

• Eligible to receive up to twelve (12) college credit hours in Fire Protection Technology from Austin Community College

• Memories and friendships that last a lifetime!

The LBJ Fire Academy is a Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifying program.

The LBJ Fire Academy provides emergency medical training at the Emergency Care Attendant or Emergency Medical Responder level that is approved by the American Safety and Health Institute.

Watch this slide show to learn more about the LBJ Fire Academy.

LBJ FA Presentation