The purpose of the Firefighting I/II program is to prepare students for employment as certified Firefighters. Instruction is designed to follow the curriculum provided by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

HOURS

398, approximately (13 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $3,434, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

N/A

LOCATION

Florida State Fire College (FSFC)

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $34,000 to $40,000*

*Based on local industry information.

 

RECENT EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES

  • Ocala Fire Rescue
  • Marion County Fire Rescue
  • Gainesville Fire Rescue
  • Alachua County Fire Rescue

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Firefighting I/II Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Fire Extinguisher Practical
  • Flammable Liquid Fire
  • Automotive Fire Evolution
  • Burn Building Evolutions
  • Gas Fire Evolutions
  • Ascend and Descend 50′ ext. ladder
  • Confined Space Warehouse Simulation
  • Rappelling
  • Teamwork

The Marion Technical College Firefighting I/II program is accredited by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST) and ProBoard. 

The Marion Technical College Firefighting I/II program is accredited by college’s accreditation agency, the Council on Occupational Education (COE), as well as by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST) and ProBoard (National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications).

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

Florida Certified Fire Fighter

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Fire Departments
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations

OUR NUMBERS

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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET
  • MAIL OR DROP-OFF: OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS, PROOF OF RESIDENCY, AND SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET FORMS
  • REGISTER AND PAY FOR CPAT (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com)
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • CALL CLERICAL STAFF UPON PASSING CPAT AND COMPLETING APPLICATION
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

CHIEF DON CAMPBELL

Instructor

Certified Paramedic, Fire Officer 1, Instructor 1, Live Fire Training Instructor II, Certified Smoke Diver, Rope Rescue Tech., Confined Space Tech., Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Tech., Trench Rescue Tech., Structural Collapse Tech., FEMA Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist, Swift water Rescue Tech., Blue Card certified Incident Commander, FEMA certified Safety Officer and FEMA Task Force Leader, Serving with Gainesville Fire Rescue Since 2001, Lead Instructor at MTC Since 2006.

CHIEF RICHIE LIETZ

Instructor

Rope Rescue Ops/Tech., Confined Space Ops/Tech., Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Ops/Tech., Trench Rescue Ops/Tech., Structural Collapse Ops/Tech., Swift water Rescue Ops/Tech., FEMA ICS 100, 200 and 300, State HazMat Tech., PETZL EXO Personal Escape System TtT, State of Florida Fire Fighter/EMT, Fire Officer II, Instructor III, Live Fire Training Instructor II, Pump Operator, Fire Fighter Survival Self Rescue and RIT, FLUSAR Task Force Leader and Fire Safety Inspector, Serving with Ocala Fire Rescue Since 2000, Lead Instructor at MTC Since 2000.

CHIEF MIKE MAGEE

Instructor

Hazardous Material Tech., Live Fire Instructor II, Fire Instructor II, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Officer III, EMT, and Technician level in all USAR training, Wildland Fire, Train the Trainer l, FEMA ICS classes 100-900, and Smoke Diver Instructor, Battalion Chief with Ocala Fire Rescue, Serves On Both The Special Operations and Urban Search and Rescue Teams, Lead Instructor at MTC Since 2006.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

Application Guide (PDF)

Supplemental Packet (PDF)

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $3,298.55, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

Yes