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Fire Fighting

This program provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for employment as Fire Fighters. The fire fighter program content includes orientation to fire service, fire alarms and communication, vehicles, apparatus and equipment, fire behavior, portable extinguishers, fire streams, fundamentals of extinguishment, ladders, hoses, tools and equipment, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, rescue, protective breathing equipment, first responder emergency medical techniques, water supplies, principles of in-service inspections, safety, controlled burning and employability skills. Additionally, this is an instructional program that prepares individuals to provide initial care to sick or injured persons.


This occupation has an average wage of $15.84 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Fire Fighter:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
FFP0010 A Fire Fighter 1 206
FFP0020  B Fire Fighter 2 192
TOTAL HOURS 398
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM