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LDISD Announces Fire Academy

Lake Dallas ISD is proud to announce a partnership with Lake Cities Fire Department (LCFD) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) to establish a Fire Academy. This partnership between NCTC, LCFD, and LDISD allows Lake Dallas High School to offer a Fire Academy curriculum that leads to Basic Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician certifications in the 11th and 12th grade.

The LDISD Board of Trustees approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the April 18, 2015 board meeting. The Memo of Understanding (MOU) sets forth the agreement between the two schools and the fire department.  The agreement states that NCTC, LDISD and LCFD will collaborate to provide the Fire Academy program and EMT Certification program.

“We are excited to be able to work with our community to offer students an opportunity to be career ready graduates, especially in such a high needs and rewarding field,” Dr. Marci Malcom, LDISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, said. 

North Central Texas College will collaborate with the Lake Dallas lSD to provide a pathway for Lake Dallas High School students to earn 33 college hours while completing the Fire Academy and EMT certification programs. In addition, the college will supply full-time faculty.

Lake Cities Fire Department will provide a Fire Academy liaison to advise LDISD and NCTC on the direction, needs, and growth of the program. For students who meet Fire Department criteria, Lake Cities Firefighters will provide opportunities for ride outs and to participate at Fire Department training facilities.  In addition, the Lake Cities Fire Department is helping to secure donations of equipment and supplies for the program.

Under this Agreement, the parties agree to follow the guidelines of Lake Dallas ISD and North Central Texas College (NCTC) in providing Dual Credit classes with sufficient time for the students to complete the Fire Academy, which will be offered over three semesters, followed by one semester of EMT training.  This will allow students the opportunity to complete the Basic Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician certification programs.

Details of the program will be outlined at an informational parent meeting at LDHS Lecture Hall on Tuesday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.  Interested high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact the LDHS Academic Advisors office at 940-497-1464.