Firefighter (C.C.)

The Firefighter Career Certificate (C.C.) prepares students to meet the requirements for the State of Florida standards for Firefighter I/II.  The course provides fundamental information on fire department operations. Students are trained in the performance of the duties of a firefighter during both emergency and non-emergency operations. This training includes hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, wildland, ropes, ladders, and extinguishing fires. Upon successful completion of the program, students who meet all graduation requirements are eligible to test for the state certification exam with the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, which consists of a written and practical test.

Program Minimum Standards and Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs

Spring 2025 Application Timeline

Information Session
– Tuesday, September 10th, 2024 at 5:00PM & 6:30 PM at 2700 Firefighter Memorial Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Application Period
– Wednesday, September 11th – Friday, September 27th (by 11:30am)
Classes Begin
– Week of January 6th, 2025

To sign up for the information sessions, please see the following:

Sept 10th, 2024 Start time: 5:00PM Sign up form

Sept 10th, 2024 Start time: 6:30PM  Sign up form

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : (904) 997-4919

Degree: Career Certificates (C.C.)
Credit Hours: 492 Clock/Contact hours
Online Program : No
Program Code: 5820
Financial Aid Eligible : No
  (904) 997-4919

Career Options

In addition to community fire departments, there are opportunities in federal and state installations such as airports and small, private fire fighting companies. There is also a need for inspectors, investigators, forest rangers, and smoke jumpers. In all cases, employment is based on high test scores and outstanding skills.

Program Notice

You must have completed and passed an EMT class prior to entering FF I class.


Learn more about FSCJ's  Fire Academy of the South (FAS).

If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, click here to ensure the program curriculum meets the requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing in that state.