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.
|Course #||OCP||Course Title||Hours|
|FFP0010||A||Fire Fighter 1||206|
|FFP0020||B||Fire Fighter 2||192|
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
After successfully completing this program, students will be eligible to take the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training test to become a certified Fire Fighter. This test is required to work as a Fire Fighter in the state of Florida.