State CIP Code 0743020313
Basic Skills Requirements: The student must be exempt or attain a 10th grade level on each section of the TABE exam: Math, Language and Reading.
Entry into the Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-Combined Program requires meeting the standards established by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. A copy of these requirements is available through the Public Safety Division of NWF State College.
Firefighters are trained to extinguish and control fires in response to situations where property, life, or the environment is in danger. At the scene of an emergency, firefighters perform tasks assigned by their commanding officer. Depending on the situation, they may need to provide medical attention, break through debris, operate fire hoses, or enter a burning building. Firefighters are often first responders to car accidents, heart attack scenes, and other medical emergencies that do not involve fire.
Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for the examinations to become both a Florida Certified Emergency Medical Technician/National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Florida Fire Standards. This will allow graduates to obtain employment as a firefighter EMT after 2 semesters of training.
The Firefighter/EMT Certificate program is two semester program that consists of Firefighter standards and EMT training. Applicants to this program must have a high school diploma or GED and meet other applicable admission criteria. If the number of qualified applicants to the program exceeds the number of openings, students will be accepted using a combination of application points . Contact the Public Safety Office at (850) 729-5378 for additional information.