Here at Chipola College we are excited to announce that we have revamped all of our Firefighting programs.
FIREFIGHTING I (225 HOURS)
The Firefighting I program consists of 225 hours and is for students who are interested in becoming a certified Volunteer Fire Fighter or someone who wants to take this class now and then take the Firefighting II class at a later date. The requirements for this class are that the student must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. To be eligible for the state exam, a student must complete all requirements set forth by the college and the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.
We are planning to offering three Firefighting I classes in 2011. TWO Firefighting I DAY CLASSES and ONE Firefighting I NIGHT CLASS.
The DAY CLASS Offerings are: January, 2011 to March, 2011 and May, 2011 to September, 2011.
These classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4;30 (cst)
The NIGHT CLASS Offering is: May, 2011 to September, 2011.
This class meets Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm (est.)
If you are interested in this class, please CLICK HERE.
FIREFIGHTING II (225 HOURS)
(Whenever possible, these classes will run in conjunction with the Firefighter I classes)
The Firefighting II program consists of 225 clock hours. It prepares students for certification and employment as Firefighters in accordance with Florida Statutes. This Statute requires that a student must be 18 years of age or older; have a high school diploma or equivalent; no criminal record; pass a physical examination; be a certified first responder or higher (EMT/B or EMT/P) note: we will offer a 40 hour First Responder class before the beginning of each Firefighter I class; complete the fire academy; and pass the State certification test. To be eligible for the state exam, a student must complete all requirements set forth by the college and the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.
Our Firefighting II program is unique because we offer additional training. We offer a "RIDE ALONG PROGRAM" that allows students to spend time at two of our local fire department. Student are allowed to actively participate in day to day workings of a fire department which includes responding to fires, accidents, EMS calls, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: AT NO TIME WILL A STUDENT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE HOT ZONE AT AN INCIDENT.
We also offer a BASIC EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS class that will teach the student how to prepare for interviews, and to write resumes. This will help students be better prepared to enter the work place.
We are planning to offer four Firefighting II class in 2011.
The DAY CLASS offerings are: March, 2011 to May, 2011; and September, 2011 to November, 2011.
The day class will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4:30 pm (est.).
The NIGHT CLASS offerings are: January, 2011 to May, 2011and September,2011 to November,2011.
The January Class is a stand alone Firefighting II class and will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 10:00(est).
The September Class will meet Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10:00 est.
To apply for either of these classes or for more information, CLICK HERE.
Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree Program
We are excited to announce that our Fire Science program now contains an all new curriculum that makes it more of a fire orientated A.S. degree. Several of the academic classes have been replaced by fire oriented (ffp) classes and several of the hard core classes have been made into electives. We feel that this change will make our A.S. Degree program more accessible to a larger number of students that may have already taken classes that can count towards their Degree.
To see a list for our Fire Science Degree program CLICK HERE.
Click here for current course offerings.
We are currently in the process of developing a on-line A.S. Degree program.
For further information, contact
The Center For Public Service
Public Service Main Page