First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

Firefighter

HourS

Day program
492 hours / 13 weeks

Night program
492 hours / 25 weeks

Class Schedule

Public Safety Calendar 2020

 

Cost

Tuition and lab $2,661.72 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 244
Math: 241
and Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Language: 608
Scores are valid for up to two years.

High School Diploma or GED required.

Test Center

 

Location

FCTC Public Safety Campus

OVERVIEW

Experience the satisfaction of being a first responder, saving lives, and fighting fires

Operate a wide-range of firefighting and life-saving equipment side by side with professional fire fighters

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

$53,340 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • St. Johns County Fire Rescue
  • City of St. Augustine
  • Clay County Fire Rescue
  • Jacksonville Fire Rescue
  • Putnam County Fire and EMS
  • Vincennes University
  • UF Shands Trauma

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • 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

APPLICATION & LINKS

Firefighter
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A FFP0030 Firefighter I 191
B FFP0031 Firefighter II 301

Industry Certifications

  • Florida Firefighter II certification
  • Pro-Board Firefighter certification

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic
  • Fire Chief
  • Forestry Department
  • Crime Lab Analyst/Fire Investigations
  • Fire Marshall/Fire Inspector

OUR NUMBERS

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

65%
Completion Rate*
92%
PLACEMENT Rate*
100%
Licensure

Based upon the 2019 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2017-2018.

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
Fax: (904) 679-3551

Name:  Ronnette Waycaster,  Office Support Assistant, Public Safety Campus
Email:   [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3542
Fax: (904) 679-3551

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?