Firefighter / EMT (Combined)

Department of Public Safety

 

The purpose of the combined Firefighting and EMT program is to provide the necessary training required for students to become certified Firefighters, as well as licensed Emergency Medical Technicians. The Firefighter portion follows the curriculum provided by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. The EMT component of this combined program prepares students for certification as EMT’s in accordance with Chap.64J of the Florida Administrative Code.

 

Steps to Enrollment Apply now

698, approximately 6 months (21 weeks)

Tuition is approximately $5,488, plus books and fees (PDF)

Postsecondary Readiness Test (PERT)

Florida State Fire College (FSFC)

Application Guide (PDF)

Supplemental Packet (PDF)

Tuition is approximately $5,374.41, plus books and fees (PDF)

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Online Component Information Sheet (PDF)

Program Highlights

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from:

$34,000 to $40,000*

*Based on local industry information.

Employers

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

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Firefighting/EMT Combined Master Plan of Instruction
(PDF – opens 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
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Mass Causality Incidents
  • Workforce Safety and Wellness
  • Medical Documentation and Reporting
  • Operation of EMS Communication System
  • Anatomy and Function of Human Systems

Accreditation

The Marion Technical College Firefighting and EMT Combined program is accredited by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST), ProBoard, and the Florida Department of Health.

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), ProBoard (National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications), and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

Florida Certified Firefighter, National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Fire Departments
  • Walk-in Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency Vehicle Transportation
  • Doctor Offices

76%

COMPLETION RATE*

90%

PLACEMENT RATE*

96%

LICENSURE RATE*

Business Advisors

  • Shane Alexander | Ocala Fire Rescue
  • Edmond Cain | Villages Public Safety
  • Michael Calhoun | OFR
  • Don Campbell | City of Gainesville
  • Joseph Campfield | DFR
  • Scott Chapell | FSFC
  • Dr. Frank Fraunfelter | Ocala Regional /OFR
  • Scott Gragen | MCFR
  • Stephen Hesson | GFR
  • Jeff Lane | GFR
  • Mike Magee | OFR
  • Adam McCormick | OFR
  • Jesse Modican
  • Drew Rogers | MCFR
  • Karem Scott-Kotb | ACFR
  • Mike Steele | GFR
  • Chief Stegall | WFR
  • Stewart Larry ACFR
  • Harold Theus | ACFR
  • Chief Tucker | BFS&T
  • Bart Walker | MCFR
  • Clint Welborn | OFR

Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application – www.fafsa.gov
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)