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​Entering the Fire Academy

Below are the steps for entering the Tallahassee Fire Academy. 


 Step 1


​Apply to Tallahassee Community College

New Student

New students can apply online. Here are some resources to apply to the college:

Enrolled Student

If you are a currently enrolled student, or if you have been enrolled at TCC in the past 12 months, you must fill out and return a TCC enrollment paper application.

Contact Enrollment Services and Student Success for more information.

Please return the paper application:

Enrollment Services and Student Success
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895



 Step 2


Contact the Testing Center​

Contact the TCC Testing Center at 201-8282 and achieve a passing score on the TABE test.


 Step 3


Complete a Recruit Application​

Download a recruit application and complete the enclosed checklist. Be sure to include all listed needed documents or your application will not be processed. The seven year driving history can be picked up at DHSMV.


 Step 4


Submit a Recruit Application​

Return the completed application, along with non-refundable check or money order payable to Tallahassee Community College for $50.00, to the Fire Academy Office located at:

Florida Public Safety Institute
Attention: Fire Coordinator
75 College Drive
Suite 203
Havana, FL 32333


 Step 5


Once You're Admitted​

Do not obtain a medical examination until you have been accepted into the academy and attended the mandatory Fire Academy Orientation.

Once the application has been completed and turned in, you will be contacted and advised of the  Orientation time and date.

​If you have not already started, begin an exercise program that builds stamina and flexibility and work to improve areas you may be weak in for your upcoming academy training.

If you have any other questions please call:

Fire Academy Coordinator
Melvin M. Stone
(850) 558-4366

Contact Information

For more information contact the Fire Academy Coordinator (Melvin Stone) by phone (850) 558-4366 or e-mail

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