Fire/EMT-VC Academy Curriculum

Fire Academy/EMT Combined Program Career Certificate
Type: CareerCert
Major Code : FIREMT-VC
CIP: 0743020312
Educational Plan: FIREMT-VC

Program Description

The Fire Academy/EMT combined program is designed to satisfy the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training program requirements for Professional Firefighter Certification, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National basic EMT Standard and the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for EMT curriculum. 

**This program is only available for entry-level students who have not previously attended any EMT or Firefighter training and who need to complete all requirements to become a Florida State Firefigher.**

Applicants must attend a mandatory EMT information session to receive an application packet. Upon selection to move forward in the process, applicants are required to attend a mandatory orientation session to receive additional information prior to the start of the program. Fingerprint and background checks will be completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Once in the EMT program, students must also attend a mandatory Fire Academy information session to start the selection process.

Students will receive a wide-range of classroom and hands-on training that is designed to prepare students for employment as a career Firefighter/EMT in the State of Florida.

The EMT curriculum provides classroom, laboratory and clinical training. EMS practical skills laboratory includes application practice and performance evaluation in simulated patient care. The clinical application provides patient care opportunities with in-hospital settings and pre-hospital emergency care providers such as fire departments and local ambulance services. A minimum overall grade of (80 percent) is required for successful completion of all EMT program curriculum.

The Firefighting Academy curriculum provides a wide-range of classroom and hands-on training that includes live-fire training, vehicle extrication, ladder and fire hose operations, search and rescue, hazardous materials response, forcible entry, ventilation operations and fire detection and suppression practices. A minimum overall grade of (70 percent) is required for successful completion of the Fire Academy program; however, a minimum grade of (80 percent) is required for all written exams.

Successful completion of both the EMT and Fire Academy requirements will allow the graduate to be considered eligible to test for the basic EMT licensure exams and the State of Florida Minimum Fire Standards Firefighter 2 Certification. Day and night classes are available.

Total program hours: 698

Admission Requirements:

This is a limited-access program. Program staff will determine candidate selection.

Candidates must:

  • Attend mandatory EMT information and orientation session;
  • Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
  • Submit a completed Fire/EMT Program Application Form;
  • Submit proof of age (minimum 18 years of age);
  • Complete or be exempt from the Postsecondary Education Readiness (PERT) and (TABE) test;
  • Complete EMT drug screening (Forms to be provided during orientation session);
  • Complete EMT background check (Forms to be provided during orientation session);
  • Attend a mandatory Fire Academy information and orientation session;
  • Submit a completed Fire Academy application packet;
  • Complete a physical medical exam (Forms to be provided during orientation session);
  • Physical agility exam may be required (Scheduling will be completed during information session).
  • Complete a Fire Academy non-tobacco use affidavit (Forms to be provided during orientation session);
  • Complete a Fire Academy drug screening (Forms to be provided during orientation session);
  • Complete a Fire Academy background check (Forms to be provided during orientation session);
  • Students must have successfully completed the EMT curriculum prior to starting the Fire Academy.

Firefighting training and certification:

All fire academy training will comply with Florida State Statute 633.408, Firefighter and volunteer firefighter training and certification.

Qualification for Certification:

All students applying for certification as a firefighter must comply with Florida State Statute 633.412, Firefighters; Qualification for certification. These qualifications will be discussed at all Fire Academy information sessions.

 

Available Courses
Required Courses
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Courses are college credit courses embedded in a career certificate. Contact hours appear as units

EMS 1119  Emergency Medical Technician

 

126
Credits

EMS 1119L  EMT Laboratory

 

84
Credits

EMS 1431  EMT Clinical

 

90
Credits
Fire Academy
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
Total Credits:
25

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

Contact

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Fax: 407.322.1309
Office: PS-100

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