Polk Education Pathways

Fire Fighter I/II

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 firefighter 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.

The average annual pay for a Firefighter EMT in Florida is $29,496 an year. Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $14.18 an hour. This is the equivalent of $567/week or $2,458/month.

Fire Fighter:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
FFP0010 A Fire Fighter 1 191
FFP0020  B Fire Fighter 2 301
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM