Fire and EMS Training for the Modern Rural Firefighter
Welcome to the home of the Academy of First Response. The Academy was formed in 1995 in response to a growing need for quality EMS and Firefighter training in the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire.
Started by the Director, David Hall (see his profile on the faculty page), the first few years the emphasis was primarily EMS training. This was a part time endeavor; all of our instructors held full time Fire or EMS jobs elsewhere. As the Academy’s reputation grew, we found our workload increasing. Students were traveling further and further to take our classes. Although the school is still based in the small town of Greenfield, our programs are being held throughout the Monadnock Region. We are truly a “school without walls”; we bring our programs to you.
The Academy is made up of seasoned EMS and Fire Service professionals who have been teaching for many years. Our students not only benefit from our instructor’s teaching ability but also from their many years of field experience. We believe, and put into practice, that Fire and EMS can only be properly taught by experienced Fire and EMS professionals. There is more information regarding the school on the About Us and Faculty pages. Please feel free to visit all areas of this site, including the Yearbook page to see examples of what we do.
Today, we have contracts with 15 towns to provide their Fire Departments with ongoing monthly trainings. We offer a limited number of classes at the Emergency Medical Responder and EMT levels. We also offer classes in First Aid, CPR and a large number of “continuing education” modules in a wide variety of Fire and EMS topics. Please visit our Fire and EMS Training pages to see the many programs we offer. If your Fire Department, EMS squad or business is in need of training, whether a full EMT class or a few hours of CPR or continuing education, please contact us and we will set one up for you.