Firefighter I & II

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Career Cluster:

Law, Public Safety and Security

Testing Requirements:

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is not required for this program.

Enrollment Open To:

Adult and High School Students

Program Start Dates:

For application deadlines and complete start dates visit the downloads section on this page

Location:

St. Augustine North Campus

Program Day/Evening:

Day & Evening

What You'll Learn:

  • Basic fire department organization & history
  • Building construction & structural awareness
  • Fighting wild fires
  • Fire behavior and theories of extinguishment
  • Fire department safety practices, protective clothing & communications systems
  • Forcing entry into buildings & vehicles
  • Hazardous materials awareness
  • Knowledge of fire behavior
  • Proper techniques of using fire streams to extinguish
  • Use and care of fire hose, nozzles & related equipment
  • Use of ropes and ladders
  • Ventilating smoke and heat

Program Hours:

398

full time enrollment = 10 weeks, actual weeks may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$3,284

OCP:

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A FFP0010 Fire Fighter I 206
B FFP0020 Fire Fighter II 192

 

Employment Opportunities:

  • Fire Stations
  • Firefighter
  • Forestry department

Industry Certifications:

Coming Soon!

Starting Salaries:

$51,190
*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida

Downloads:

Fire Schedule

Fire Application

Program costs & book list: Fire Fighting

Short Term Public Safety Courses

FCTC’s Public Safety Campus offers periodic training courses for Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics and other professionals. Schedules for each course are listed below.

These courses are offered periodically based on student need and number of students registered for the course. More information is available at the North Campus in St. Augustine (Gaines Road) where the classes take place.

To register contact our Registration Department at (904) 547-3381 or (904) 547-3383.

Next Short Course:

Fire Apparatus Operator – 8/18/14 to 8/28/14

$367.00

 

Instructor or Department Contact Information:

Name:  Frank McElroy, Coordinator, North Campus

Email:   frank.mcelroy@fctc.edu Phone:  904-547-3540

Name:  Angie Lord, Office Support Assistant, North Campus

Email:   angie.lord@fctc.edu Phone:  904-547-3542

 

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