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Firefighters protect the public by responding to fires and other emergencies. In addition to putting out fires, firefighters frequently respond to other situations, and are often the first personnel at situations such as traffic accidents or medical emergencies. At fires, they connect hose lines to hydrants and operate a pump to send water through high-pressure hoses. They may need to use tools to make their way through doors, walls, and debris and may rescue people who are unable to leave a burning building safely without assistance. They may also provide emergency medical attention or attempt to salvage the contents of buildings. 

Quick Facts 

State Statistics

​Entry-Level ​Average ​Experienced
​2012 Annual Pay: ​$31,464 ​$51,486 ​$61,498
​2012 Hourly Pay: ​$15.13 ​$24.75 ​$29.57
​2011 Estimated Employment: ​22,15​​5 jobs
​2019 Projected Employment: ​26,137 jobs
​Annual Average Percent Change: ​2.2% per year
​2012 Estimated Mean Annual Salary for Leon County: ​​$40,523
​ ​ ​ **State Quick Facts are from O*Net, Career One Stop and Employ Florida, please check the sites for the most up to date information.**​ ​


 National Statistics

​2010 Median Annual Pay: ​$45,250 per year
​2010 Median Hourly Pay: ​$21.76 per hour
​Number of Jobs (2010): ​310,400
​Job Outlook (2010 - 2020): ​9% (slower than average)
​**National Quick Facts are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational ​Outlook Handbook, please check the site for the most up to date information**


Ready to start your career?

TCC Programs that are right for you:
Firefighter Certificate (5020)


Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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