Can you handle the heat?

From Recruit to Career Ready in just 15 weeks.

Student Engagement


RCA students engage with children in their community in grades K-3 with fire and life safety messages. Over 11,000 children have been impacted by these messages.

Firefighter teaching students

Rookie Challenge

Rookie Challenge Video


Experience whats it's like to be an RCA student for one evening with current RCA students and instructors.

Next Rookie Challenge will be held
September 27, 2024

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Firefighters heading into a burning building

All-Female Firefighter Recruit Workshop

Registration will open in May


Learn what you need to know to be successul from former Academy graduates and female veteran firefighters.

Next All-Female Workshop will be held
August 3, 2024

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Female Workes at the ES RCA Program

Live Fire Experience


Our philosophy is that a student who experiences more live fire training is a more confident and capable entry level firefighter.

Firefighter holding an ax infront of a fire


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24 Instructors

All RCA instructors are currently working as emergency responders in their communities, meet them here.

Fire Apparatus

Largest fleet of fire academy engines in the region.

Top Facilities

The RCA at UVU utilizes state of the art live fire facilities where students experience what they study.

"I can honestly say that after four years of earning my bachelor's degree and a year of paramedic school there has not been a single semester more fulfilling than that of the fire academy."

Recruit Landon Flack, Class 67

Engaged learning and hands on training is what we do

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