About this course
Course Location: Florida State Fire College
11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, FL 34482
Course Hours and Times: A forty eight-hour training program, ‘Smoke Divers’ is taught over a full
week at the Florida State Fire College training facility. Course instruction will necessitate full days on
both Sunday through Friday 7am – 5pm.
Course Description: This course is designed to take an experienced firefighter and teach him/her
practical advanced survival skills in full gear with SCBA. The course is extremely challenging, intensely
physical, and will take the student to his/her limit. Because of the difficulties some may experience,
paramedics are on hand to monitor students before, during, and after each exercise. An ambulance is
also on standby during the live burn. Smoke Divers’ training consists of some classroom, but mostly
practical scenarios that will culminate in a final exercise that requires the use of all skills taught in the
course. Within the course curriculum are skill objectives that must be accomplished by the student, in
order to graduate. The objectives cannot be waivered.
Prerequisites: Competency in personal protective equipment, SCBA, and fire ground practices.
Registration Info: Applicants are required to be a certified firefighter. This program is not for inexperienced firefighters. The application also includes a medical form that the individual applicant completes regarding his or her current and past medical conditions.
Completion of the medical form completely and accurately is on an honor system. The
medical form is required to be signed by the student’s medical physician (MD’s only). Physical exams
must be within one (1) year of the start of class. The physical exam has a list of required examinations
with required copies that must be provided with the application prior to class for review by program
medical oversight. Copies that must be provided are stress tests and 12 lead ekg and blood lab work
What to bring:
3. Full set of bunker gear
Lodging: Call (352) 369-2889 for dormitory registration on campus just $15/night. You will
need to reserve your room no later than two weeks before the first day of class. You may also
reserve your room online at www.floridastatefirecollege.org Click on the green “Submit
Dormitory Reservation” button. Have your FCIDCE #. Under “Reason” select “Special Event”
and choose “Smoke Divers 2019” “Bunk with Group”.
Questions: Call Marion Technical College at the FSFC at (352) 369-2875 or contact your
instructor Don Campbell 352-535-5361