Career and Technical Certificate
The Firefighter Basic certificate program prepares students to meet the State of Florida standards for Firefighter I/II. The course provides fundamental information on fire department operations. Students are trained in the performance of the duties of a firefighter during both emergency and non-emergency operations. This training includes hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, wildland, ropes, ladders, and extinguishing fires. Upon successful completion of the NWF State College Fire Academy, students who meet all graduation requirements are eligible to test for the state exam which consists of a written and practical test.
Employment of firefighters is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Physically fit applicants with paramedic training will have the best job prospects. The median annual wage for firefighters was $48,030 in May 2016.
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