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Fire Standards Training

Fire Fighter Training 

To be a certified firefighter, students must successfully complete the Fire Fighter Training program and the EMT Academy.  The Fire Fighter Training program prepares students with 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 NFPA Standard 1001 and Florida State Statute 633.

This program 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 is required for employment as a firefighter. 

The Fire Fighter Training program is certified through the Florida State Fire College.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • Must apply for admission to Daytona State College.
  • Must take TABE - students need one attempt of test (minimum of 8.0 in each of the three sections) to enter the course and must have 10.0 in each section to exit the course.
  • Must complete fire academy application - available in October for the Spring class, March for the Summer class, and June for the Fall class.   
  • Must have physical examination.
  • Must be 18 years of age before completion of the course.
  • Must have a standard high school diploma or a GED®.
  • Must successfully complete a state mandated criminal background check.
  • Must complete a physical skills assessment (Agility Test) prior to acceptance into the course.
  • Must complete the Fire Academy Orientation.
  • Must order classroom uniforms.
  • Must rent firefighter bunker gear.
  • Must purchase textbooks and classroom supplies/materials.
  • Must register for the course and pay tuition and lab fees.
  • Must follow the rules and regulations outlined in the Student Handbook, as well as those of the college Student Handbook.
  • Must successfully complete both course titles as a unit (398 contact hours) in order to take the state certification examination.
  • 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 not have been dishonorably discharged from any of the US Armed Forces.

Schedule of Courses – Fire Fighter

Spring - January to May

Daytime schedule – class meets Monday through Friday from 8-5 PM.

Applications for the Spring Fire Fighter Training Academy will be available in October.

Summer – June to November

Nighttime schedule – class meets Monday through Thursday from 6-10 PM and Saturday from 8-5 PM.

Applications for the Summer Fire Fighter Training Academy will be available in March.

Fall – August to December

Daytime schedule – class meets Monday through Friday from 8-5 PM.

Applications for the Spring Fire Fighter Training Academy will be available in June. 

Fire Academy Program Costs

Frequently Asked Questions – Daytona State College Fire Academy

For more information or to receive an application, please contact Teresa Campbell
Phone: 386-506-4203

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Last updated: 2016-06-24T15:59:24.207Z