Fire Fighting

 

At this time, our Fire classes are full through August 2017. 

Introduction

The Minimum Standards Firefighting Program is designed to provide entry level training for individuals who have not yet entered the firefighting field or who are serving as volunteer firefighters. The graduate will be employable as a full-time firefighter with duties in fire prevention and extinguishment as well as duties in the enforcement of municipal, county, or state fire prevention codes.

The Fort Myers Fire Academy provides the required minimum standards of training for employment as a certified firefighter under the direction of a fire service supervisor. The program focuses on developing the skills, work habits, traditions, and the knowledge necessary to insure graduates a successful career in the fire service. The Fort Myers Fire Academy also provides continuing education and training to certified firefighters for personal development and professional advancement.

Firefighter

ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

To be considered for admission into the Minimum Standards Firefighting Recruit program each applicant must:

 

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Have a Standard high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

  • Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

  • Be a legal United States resident.

  • Be of good moral character.

  • Have passed a physical examination by a licensed Florida physician - EKG included.

  • Be Tobacco Free for a minimum of 12 months prior to attending class.

  • Not have a dishonorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States.

  • Have proof of hospitalization/accidental medical insurance. (School Insurance Available).

  • Submit fingerprints.

  • Pass a Drug Screen test.

  • Be affiliated or be willing to become affiliated with an active fire department.

  • Possess an American Heart Association BLS Current CPR card. American Red Cross is not accepted.

PRE-REQUISITES:  First Responder (offered at the Academy) or EMT or EMTP- Information will be in the application packet.

Fees

Tuition is charged for adult students at a very reasonable rate which may vary slightly from year to year. Current fee information is Found HERE for the Firefighter Program plus $87.25 for Fingerprints and Application processing. There are additional fees for Bunker Gear Rental, Uniforms and Physical. These fees may change after July 1, 2014 due to legislative decision.

Fees are due at the time applications are due. There will be no admission without payment of fees. Students unable to pay the fee must complete an application for financial aid. Information from one application can be used to determine eligibility for several programs that are available.

Please note that the admissions process will be interrupted until financial aid has been confirmed. The above procedures include returning students.

Fees are regulated by the Florida State Legislature and the Fort Myers Fire Academy and are subject to increase from one school year to the next.

Returned Checks are subject to a processing fee and will require a cash payment to clear.

At this time, our EMT classes are full through May 2017. 

EMT

This Applied Technology Diploma program prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians to function at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level and treat various medical/trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials.

The content includes patient assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains, poisoning, heart attack, stroke, the unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards, communications, reporting, and extrication and transportation of patient. The student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all types, extrication tools, dressings and bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

This program prepares students for certification as EMT’s in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code.

 

ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

To be considered for admission into the EMT program each applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Have a Standard high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Be of good moral character.

  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

  • Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

  • Be a legal United States Resident.

  • Highly recommended to be Tobacco Free for a minimum of 12 months prior to class.

  • Not have a dishonorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States.

  • Adhere to Specific requirements for Immunity Immunizations records.

  • Have proof of hospitalization/accidental medical insurance. (School Insurance Available).

  • Submit Background Check.

  • Pass a Drug Screen test.

  • Possess a American Heart Association BLS Current CPR Card. American Red Cross is not accepted

Fees

Tuition is charged for adult students at a very reasonable rate which may vary slightly from year to year. Current fee information is Found HERE for the EMT Program. There are additional fees for Uniforms, Drug Screening, etc. These fees may change after July 1, 2014 due to legislative decision.

Fees are due at the time applications are due. There will be no admission without payment of fees. Students unable to pay the fee must complete an application for financial aid. Information from one application can be used to determine eligibility for several programs that are available.

Please note that the admissions process will be interrupted until financial aid has been confirmed. The above procedures include returning students.

Fees are regulated by the Florida State Legislature and the Fort Myers Fire Academy and are subject to increase from one school year to the next.

Returned Checks are subject to a processing fee and will require a cash payment to clear.