Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician – Combined

Hours & Location

Day program
792 hours / 27 weeks

Night program
792 hours /42 weeks

Important Dates and Deadlines 

Class Schedule


FCTC Public Safety Campus


Tuition and lab $4,070.88 plus books, uniforms and fees

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 244
Math: 241

High School Diploma or GED required

Test Center


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

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



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
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


  • 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


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

Completion Rate*

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) 547-3282
Fax: (904) 679-3551

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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