Fire Fighter Training
To be a certified firefighter, students must successfully complete two programs -
1056 Fire Fighter and 0960 Emergency Medical Technician. The Fire Fighter program introduces students to the fundamental knowledge and skills
necessary to safely and dependably perform fire/rescue duties during emergency and
non-emergency response situations. Students learn the tasks, duties, and responsibilities
of a firefighter in accordance with N.F.P.A. Standard 1001, Florida Administrative
Code 69A-37, and Florida State Statute 633.
Fire Fighter is a contiguous program, in which Firefighter I and Firefighter II are offered in a series. Students desiring to obtain a State of Florida Certificate of Compliance (Firefighter II) must successfully complete the series (398 contiguous hours). They may then participate in the written and practical examinations administered by the state. This certification, along with certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, is required for employment as a firefighter.
Fire Fighter is certified through the Florida State Fire College.
- Must apply for admission to Daytona State College - in person or at www.daytonastate.edu.
- Must be 18 years of age before completion of the program.
- Must not have used tobacco products (cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, etc.) for one year prior to applying for the program.
- Must not have been convicted (a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere) of a misdemeanor relating to the certification, or to perjury or false statement, or a felony or a crime punishable by imprisonment of one year or more.
- Must have a standard high school diploma or a GED®.
- Must not have been dishonorably discharged from any of the US Armed Forces.
- Must take T.A.B.E. (Test of Adult Basic Education) and receive at least an 8.0 in each of the three sections (Reading, Math, Language) to enter the program and a 10.0 in each of the three sections to exit the program. **Students that graduated from a public high school in Florida from 2007 to present and received a standard high school diploma are exempt from taking the T.A.B.E.**
- Must complete fire academy application, which includes a state-mandated background check, physical examination and other departmental forms.
- Must complete a physical skills assessment/Agility Test prior to program acceptance.
- Must attend Fire Fighter Orientation, where information on ordering classroom uniforms,
renting bunker gear, purchasing textbooks and classroom supplies/materials, enrolling in the
program and paying tuition/lab fees will be reviewed.
For more information or to receive an application, please contact Teresa Campbell
Phone: (386) 506-4203