Coordinator: Frank McElroy
The Freddy Gleissner Jr.- Vinnie Gough Sr. Memorial Scholarship Foundation offers financial assistance to individuals pursuing a career as a Fire Fighter in Florida.
Firefighter I & II Program Information
Program Length: 480 hours (North Campus Only)
High School Graduate or GED
At least 18 years of age.
First Responder, EMT, or Paramedic
Passing the Physical Ability Evaluation
Course Content: The fire fighter program content includes, but is not limited to, orientation to the fire service, fire alarms and communication, vehicles, apparatus and equipment, fire behavior, portable extinguishers, fire streams, fundamentals of extinguishment, ladders, hoses, tools and equipment, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, rescue, protective breathing equipment, water supplies, principles of in-service inspections, safety, controlled burning, and employability skills.
Prepares students for employment as:
Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II
Average Annual Salary: $47,270
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009
Job Placement Rate: 59%
Source: FETPIP (2008)
State Fingerprint Fee (one time): $57.25
Tuition (Includes Registration, I.D. Card, Parking Fee
Liability Insurance, Lab Fee and Facility Use Fee) $1129.00
Books FF I & II books included (Books must be unused) $156.00
Uniforms Estimate $120.00 based on three t-shirts, three polo shirts, and three pairs
Bunker Gear (If needed)
Day Class – $504.00 + $100 Deposit
Night Class – $684.00 + $100 Deposit
TOTAL FOR FIREFIGHTER I (Approximate) $2096.00 (Day Class) $2276.00 (Night Class)
Tuition: $ 1129.00
GRAND TOTAL FF I, AND FF II (Approximate) $3225.00 (Day Class) $3405.00 (Night Class)
*Note: Students sponsored by a county fire service
must bring their voucher for payment when registering.
Limited financial assistance may be available for the Minimum Standards course. The balances of the courses offered do not qualify for financial assistance. Please contact the FCTC Financial Aid office at either campus for further information.