Bravery, Tenacity and an Inquiring mind...

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RURAL METRO TRAINING ACADEMY

Mission Statement

The Training Academy provides fire service personnel and other allied professionals with training, education and accredited assessment that is consistent with nationally recognized standards. These programs are conducted with emphasis on impartiality and confidentiality. Our goal is to improve the proficiency, professionalism and safety of firefighters and the protection of our citizens.

Training Academy Supporting Goals:

  • To maintain valid procedures that measures specific levels of skills, abilities and knowledge consistent with nationally recognized standards approved and adopted by the Training Academy.
  • To maintain a certification program that will ensure complete impartiality and confidentiality.
  • To maintain a province wide and uniform procedure for cognitive testing, psychomotor (skills) evaluations and certification.
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The Rural Metro Training Academy is a world-class accredited Fire Rescue Training Centre. We are a customer-focused organization committed to delivering high-quality training and education in a congenial environment.

Located in the country surrounds of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, proudly offering the following:

  • Modern facility
  • Onsite Catering
  • Spacious lecture rooms 
  • Onsite Accommodation
  • Dining mess
  • Laundry service
  • Drill yard
  • Firefighting props
  • Recreational Facilities

We provide:

  • A covid compliant  environment
  • Responsive, courteous, and consistent service delivery
  • Qualified staff with the skills and capabilities to respond to your needs
  • Access to tools and resources to assist you
  • Confidentiality of your personal information
  • Transport to/from local airports and bus stations 

COURSES WE OFFER

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MEMBERSHIP, ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATION

SAQA
QCTO
IFE
DEPT OF LABOUR
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FPA
NDMC
ISO ACCREDITATION
LGSETA
SAESI
NFPA

WHAT OUR GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY

Rural Metro Training Academy taught me discipline, perseverance and hard work. My career is one I hold dear to my heart and Rural Metro helped me realize my dreams.
Amanda
firefighter
I learned a lot. I made friends and I left the academy with family too. It was a beautiful experience. I went into the academy as a boy, I left as a man.
Ethan
Firefighter in Qatar

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