Becoming a Firefighter in Florida
Becoming a firefighter in Florida starts by getting the right training. Firefighters have to follow safety procedures and know how to navigate buildings in a fire.
Specialized training prepares firefighters to succeed on the job.
Requirements for firefighters
Firefighters in Florida have EMT-Basic and Firefighter II certifications. They also have to have Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification training. Because of the physical aspect of the job, firefighters should also work to be at their best fitness level.
You can receive the training needed to become a firefighter at Health Career Institute. We offer EMT and Paramedic certifications, Fire training, and a degree in Fire Science.
Firefighter training will prepare you for Firefighter I and II certification. You learn how to perform the responsibilities of being a firefighter. From rescuing people and animals to putting out fires, firefighters must know how a wide range of rescue techniques relate to fires and fire safety.
The associates degree in Fire Science prepares firefighters for supervisory and technical positions within the fire service. Firefighters will be able to enhance their careers with this degree. Specialized knowledge in fire science will also make firefighters more successful as firefighters in their communities.
Training at HCI
All of our fire service programs at HCI are approved by the Florida State Fire College. This means that our training programs provide the required education and training needed to become a firefighter in Florida.
Learn about hydraulics, fire safety, fire prevention, building codes, fire fighting equipment handling and maintenance, fire rescue, and more. A comprehensive education that allows you to apply your skills in a hands-on environment means that you will be prepared to become a firefighter in the field.
The first step toward becoming a firefighter in Florida is enrolling in an approved firefighter training program. You will rely on your training when on the job and in the field. Fire departments will have you take a written examination and a physical test to see if you are able to handle the equipment and react properly during a fire.
Follow all of the requirements to become a firefighter. Your future as a firefighter can begin today by requesting information on our fire training programs and enrolling in classes.