First Coast Technical College (FCTC)

Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician – Combined

Hours

Day program
792 hours / 27 weeks

Night program
792 hours /42 weeks

Class Schedule

Public Safety Calendar 2020

Cost

Tuition is approximately $4,070.88 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 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

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

Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician – Combined
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A  FFP0030  Firefighter I  191 hrs
B  FFP0031  Firefighter II  301 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*
90%
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?