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Firefighter (P430211)

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security and Health Science career clusters; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.

The purpose of this program is to provide the necessary training required for students to become certified firefighters. It is not intended for those who are currently certified/licensed as either firefighters. Students wishing to add an additional certification to an existing credential must enroll in either the Fire Fighter I/II program or the Emergency Medical Technician program. 

Pursuant to 633.128, Florida Statutes, the Department of Financial Service, Division of State Fire Marshal, has established training requirements for firefighters and volunteer firefighters. These requirements are implemented by Rule 69A-37.055, Florida Administrative Code. (NOTE: The curriculum frameworks are subject to change by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST) in accordance with Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) rule changes.)

For the Firefighter program, prospective students will need to complete the training program, possess a high school diploma or GED, complete a level II background check, before taking the licensure exams.

Program Content includes the following courses


OCPs Title Course # Hours
A Fire Fighter I FFP0030 191
B Fire Fighter II FFP0031 301

                                                                                                                        Program Length:    492 Hours

Program Costs

Estimated  for Florida Residents

Tuition: $1421.88 (based on Florida resident tuition fee)

Uniform, books and field kit: $636.00 + tax

Fingerprinting, background checks, Gear Rental, Exams: $1623.00

Physical and Immunizations: Cost varies w/ physician


Basic Skills Requirement

Reading - Scale Score ≥ 597

Math - Scale Score ≥ 627

Language - Scale Score ≥ 608




Program Dates

August - February

Contact one of our Counselors for latest information and registration.

Program Times

Days and times may vary depending on curriculum needs. Contact Student Services Department for program availability. 

Instructor Contact Information

Battalion Chief Jake Noa, Program Director

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2177


Location: Building 3, Room 337


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