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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: 597
Math: 627
Language: 608

GED/High School Diploma 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

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?