Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-Combined, O.C.
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Combined is a two (2) semester program, offered each term, that prepares the student for employment as a Florida-certified Firefighter. The curriculum adheres to the latest NFPA standards, BFST course curriculum, the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework and the national standards. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the State of Florida EMT certification exam and the State of Florida Firefighter certification exam.
The Firefighter/EMT-Combined Program will start with the EMT course which is available each fall, spring, and summer semester, followed by the firefighter minimum standard course which is only offered in the fall and spring semesters. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT and the State of Florida Firefighter certification exams.
Olustee Public Service Training Center (25030 US Hwy 90 W Sanderson, Florida 32087)
Physical Abilities Test, TABE, National Fire Selection Inventory (NFSI)
Classes meet 2 out of every 3 days, 7 days per week. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Firefighter I: $680.00
Firefighter II: $1,588.00
Miscellaneous Required Costs:
EMT: $500.00 + tx
Fundamentals of Fire Fighting & Hazardous Materials: $243.50 + tx
Total cost for combined program: $6,544.36
Note: Students enrolling in the combined are eligible to apply for financial aid.
The average starting salary for Fire Fighters/EMTs in Florida $26,000-45,000/yr. The average starting salary for Fire Fighters/Paramedics in Florida $32,000-60,000/yr.
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