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Fire Fighter / Emergency Medical Technician – Combined

Hours

Day program
698 hours / 22 weeks / 5.5 months

Night program
698 hours /36 weeks / 9 months

Class Schedule

Cost

Tuition is approximately $3,584 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

Reading: 10
Math: 10
Language: 10

Test Center

Location

FCTC Public Safety Campus

OVERVIEW

Experience the thrill of saving lives in real-world emergency situations

Operate firefighting and life-saving equipment side by side with professional firefighter/paramedics

Develop your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for state and national certifications, immediate employment and further education

Average Salary

$47,860 /year

Recent Employers of Graduates include:

  • St. Johns County Fire Rescue
  • City of St. Augustine
  • Clay County Fire Rescue
  • Jacksonville Fire Rescue
  • Putnam County Fire and EMS

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • Basic fire department organization & history
  • Building construction & structural awareness
  • Fire behavior and theories of extinguishment
  • Fire department safety practices, protective clothing & communications systems
  • Forcing entry into buildings & vehicles Hazardous materials awareness
  • Proper techniques of using fire streams to extinguish
  • Ventilating smoke and heat
  • Hazardous materials awareness
  • Assist patient with certain medications
  • Basic anatomy & physiology
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Gain access & remove patients from crashes
  • Perform critical life savings interventions for diabetics & patients having an allergic reaction
  • Perform physical exams
  • Treat and safely transport patients with a wide variety of broken bones or other trauma Treat heart attack patients or near drowning situation

APPLICATION & LINKS

Fire Fighter / Emergency Medical Technician – Combined
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A  FFP0010  Fire Fighter I  206 hrs
B  FFP0020  Fire Fighter II  192 hrs
C
EMS0110
Emergency Medical Technician
300 hrs
 

Industry Certifications

  • Florida Firefighter II certification
  • Florida EMT certification
  • National Registry EMT certification (NREMT)
  • Pro Board Firefighter certification

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Firefighter / EMT – City or County fire / Rescue department
  • Wildland Firefighter / EMT
  • EMT – Hospital Emergency Room
  • EMT – Private Ambulance
  • Patient Care Technician – Health Care Facilities Physicians’ offices

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Law, Public Safety & Security industry.

67%
Completion Rate*
75%
PLACEMENT Rate*
100%
Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name:  Dan Talbert, Career Specialist for Public Safety
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3540

Name:  Ronnette Waycaster,  Office Support Assistant, Public Safety Campus
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3542

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?