(698 clock hours) (23.27 occupational credits)
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician - Combined is a one semester program, offered each term, that prepares the student for employment as a State of Florida certified Firefighter. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the Florida Department of Financial services, Bureau of Fire Standards. The curriculum adheres to the latest U.S. DOT EMT-B National Standard Curriculum. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the state of Florida EMTs certification exam and the State of Florida Firefighter certification exam.
The Firefighter/EMT-Combined course will start each spring and fall semester at the Olustee site.
To be officially considered for this program a student must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- Be 18 years of age or older by the beginning of the EMT clinical rotation,
- Complete a physical examination, immunization requirements and laboratory studies before entering any clinical area,
- Schedule an appointment to meet with EMS Program Coordinator by calling (386) 754-4303, and
- Complete all required preparatory courses prior to acceptance into the program.
Meeting with the Program Coordinator provides an opportunity to answer questions and provide the student with a Program Application package. Please bring the following information to your appointment:
- Proof of Florida residency
- Copies of HOBET V test scores
- Proof of health insurance
Students will comply with background screening standards within clinical agencies for student training. In addition, students will be certified drug free by urinalysis.
*In order to meet clinical agency requirements where student training will take place, all students in the Public Service Training Center must now meet state and federal regulations as described by Florida Statutes S.400.211 and 401. An in-depth background screen is required. In addition, Firefighter/EMT students must establish that they are drug free by voluntarily submitting to drug screening analysis; and show proof of immunity of communicable diseases of childhood.
This is a limited access program. A student should not assume admission until officially notified, in writing, by the Program Coordinator.
A student must:
Be responsible for providing his or her own transportation between the campus and the health agencies selected for the clinical experience, obtain liability insurance, which is available at registration through the College, at the student’s expense, and be 18 years or older in order to drive an ambulance in the state of Florida (F.S. 401.281).
The student must complete and pass a background investigation to include criminal history and drug urinalysis.
The student must satisfactorily pass the required entrance written examination.
The student must satisfactorily pass the physical fitness entrance test.
The preferred order of courses is EMS 0110 , FFP 0010C , then FFP 0020C . Any students who have already completed FFP 0010C may enter the program but must complete EMS 0110 prior to entering FFP 0020C .