Fire Academy of the South

    Elite first responder training...

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    Fire Academy of the South

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    Fire Academy of the South

    Specialized technical training...

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    Fire Academy of the South

    Specialized technical training...

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    Fire Academy of the South

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Fire Academy of the South

Providing unmatched first responder training.

The Fire Academy of the South (FAS) provides a wide range of training and educational opportunities to emergency responders in both the public and private sectors. Training levels range from basic skills and certification to advanced education with specialized technical training, including shipboard fire fighting and aircraft rescue fire fighting.

The FAS has state of the art training facilities with modern equipment including a new maritime fire trainer and aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) simiulator. FAS instructors have the knowledge, experience and industry credentials to provide quality training and certification. The FAS also possesses the ability to develop customized curriculum to meet the dynamic needs of the fire service and specific response parameters.

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Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training

FAS is certified by the FAA to provide the required PART 139 annual recertification burn training. The five hour class includes extinguisher use on a three dimensional prop, advanced hose techniques and a fundamental review of flammable liquid fires.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training

FAS offers Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and paramedic training. EMT is offered every semester in an evening schedule. Paramedic is offered both in an evening schedule and a shift-friendly schedule. FAS also offers USCG approved basic and advanced fire fighting courses.

Maritime Training

FAS offers specialized training for land-based fire fighters responding to shipboard emergencies. Utilizing a new state of the art trainer, students are instructed in accordance with NFPA 1005 and are eligible for ProBoard certification as a Marine Fire Fighter II.

Industrial Fire Brigade

FAS offers Fire Brigade training to private industry addressing specific response criteria presented by each client. Courses range from basic fire extinguisher training to advanced fire brigade training that meets all NFPA and OSHA standards for first responder personnel.

Fire Fighter I and II Certification

The Fire Fighter certification program is a program that prepares students to take the Florida minimum standards written, oral and practical examination that is administered by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training for initial employment as a fire fighter.

Program Details

Available Courses

  • ARFF Recert Burn
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
  • Fire Extinguisher for Fire Brigades
  • Fire Extinguishers for Business
  • Fire Fighter I/II
  • Industrial Fire Brigade
  • Marine Fire Fighting I/II
  • USCG Basic/Advanced Fire Fighting

OSHA Fire Extinguisher Training

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Located at:

FSCJ's South Campus
2700 Firefighter Memorial Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246


Contact us:

Email Sheldon Reed
Phone: (904) 646-2189



Areas of Expertise:

  • Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) Training
  • Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training
  • Maritime Training
  • Industrial Fire Brigade
  • Fire Continuing Education


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