About this course
This course is designed for individuals to meet the retention requirements of a Florida Certified Firefighter required by Chapter 633.414 Florida Statute. This course consists of 40 hours of interactive instruction, to include 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of practical skills training, and 8 hours of practical skills assessment. The course includes the topics and hours of instruction required by Florida Administrative Code. 1. Firefighter safety and health (2 hours) 2. Fire and life safety initiatives (1 hour) 3. Personal protective equipment (2 hours) 4. Structural search, victim removal, and firefighter survival (2 hours) 5. Ground ladders (1 hour) 6. Tactical ventilation (1 hour) 7. Water supply (1 hour) 8. Fire hose and fire streams (1 hour) 9. Fire control and tactics (2 hours) 10. Building construction ( 1 hour) 11. Fire protection systems (1 hour) 12. Fire origin and cause determination (1 hour) 13. Practical skills training (16 hours) 14. Student practical skill assessment (8 hours) The student will be required to complete all required skills listed on form DFS–K4–2128 Firefighter Retention Skill Assessment Worksheet to complete this course. After successfully completing this course, the individual is required to apply for and successfully pass the Firefighter Minimum Standards written exam at Pearson Vue.