Firefighter Certificate (5020)
At TCC’s Firefighter Certification Program, offered at the Florida Public Safety Institute, students will learn basic firefighting skills – such as climbing ladders, pulling hose, working with rope, extricating victims from wrecked vehicles, fighting fire and maintaining equipment. The program covers the chemistry, behavior and control of fire, personal protective equipment, fire cause determination, preservation of evidence, first responder, and Incident Management Systems. Students will also learn about communications, fire prevention and handling hazardous materials emergencies. Skills will be evaluated through written and practical tests.
The Fire Academy course requires 450 hours of training and is usually offered several times a year as a part-time academy. The part-time academy lasts 22 weeks. Part-time courses are offered in the evening. The in-state tuition and lab fees for Firefighter I and II Minimum Standards is approximately $3,010.00.
This program meets the requirements set forth by the Division of State Fire Marshal / Bureau of Fire Standards and Training for certification as a firefighter.