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2000-2001 Catalog

Public Safety and Public Service
Fire Fighting (5720)

Vocational Certificate Program

This program is designed to prepare students for certification and initial employment as firefighters in the state of Florida. Successful program completion will qualify students to take the state minimum standards written, oral and practical examination as administered by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

Selected Entry Prerequisite

  1. Driving history.
  2. Drug screen.
  3. Medical examination.
  4. Polygraph.
  5. Background investigations.
  1. Applicants must have medical examinations on form FST-2.
  2. Applicants must submit fingerprint cards for proof of good moral character.
  3. Applicants must have an earned high school diploma or equivalency degree.
  4. Physical ability test will be required upon admission.
The above documents shall be submitted to the Florida State Fire College no later than 10 days after class starts. Students are responsible for submitting these documents and all expenses that may be incurred.

NOTE: Students entering this program may be required to enroll in basic skills training. This will be determined by their scores on the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
FFP 0005 Volunteer Fire Fighter 
FFP 0006 Fire Fighter  

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

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