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Firefighter I/II Program
held at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Academy

Information about the August 2019 class will be available on this website by April 30

Program Description
This program follows the State of Florida Firefighter I & II curriculum, which offers a comprehensive training that prepares the candidate to take the State Certification.  The curriculum includes the framework set by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

Length of the Program: 398 hours, plus a 52-hour local add-on to prepare for State Certification (6 months)
Class meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 10:00 pm and Saturdays, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, February 12 through July 30, 2019.

Program Costs:  $2,820.10 to the school, plus additional personal equipment and testing fees
See Fee Sheets for details.  Complete details will be given during Orientation.

Special Requirements:  Students must have completed an approved EMT program to enroll in this program
See Admissions Checklist for additional requirements

Licensure/Certification/Other: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to state the Florida State Fire Fighter Test.

Employment/Career Opportunities: Career opportunities include:  Firefighter I & II, Fire Apparatus Operator, and Emergency Vehicle Operator.

Salaries:  The mean hourly starting salary for graduates is:  $17.25, based on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, for Hillsborough County, Florida.

Questions?  Email Mara Esquia, Program Advisor: 


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