The cost of fire fighter training typically ranges between $0 and $6000, as of 2015. Some firehouses require no prior training to become a fire fighter, while others require an associates degree or completion of a certificate..
Some firehouses accept entry-level applicants with no post-secondary education, but many individuals entering the fire-fighting field with only a high school diploma find that completing a fire science program improves their proficiency on the job.
The tuition cost at the Fire Recruit Academy at the Fire Services Emergency Services Training Institute of the Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service, or TEEX, is $5,300 for a 12-week long course intended to prepare students for an entry-level fire-fighting position.
An associate's degree in fire science at McHenry County College costs $5,856 for students in the district, $21,110 for out-of-district students and $26,865 for out-of-state or international students.