Best Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Florida 2021

Those interested in becoming a firefighter should earn a fire science degree. Course topics include report writing, fire science law, hazardous materials, mass casualty incident management, fire behavior and combustion, building construction, fire rescue procedures, and methods of controlling different types of fires. Students will learn how to treat victims? injuries with emergency medical services, prepare written reports on fire or emergency incidents, and clean and maintain equipment.

A firefighter puts out fires, rescues victims, and responds to other emergencies such as car accidents and natural disasters. It's also a firefighter's job to teach people about fire safety, inspect buildings for fire hazards, and plan escape routes and emergency firefighting strategies. Firefighters generally have a higher rate of injury and illness than the national average because of overexposure to flames and smoke. Firefighters need to be physically fit, dedicated, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives, and able to think clearly while under lots of stress. Aside from being a firefighter, career options are available as a forest fire inspector, fire equipment specialist, fire safety building inspector, and fire department chief.

Firefighters are usually certified as emergency medical technicians at the EMT-Basic level; and all firefighters must go through 12 to 18 weeks of simulation training to learn how to operate fire engines, fire extinguishers, ladders, hoses, axes, and other firefighting equipment.

List of all Fire Science/Fire-Fighting colleges in Florida

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Logo Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
16 : 1 19,567
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
21 : 1 52,407
St Petersburg College Logo St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
85 : 1 28,853
Indian River State College Logo Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
69 : 1 16,942
Florida SouthWestern State College Logo Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
86 : 1 16,674
Florida State College at Jacksonville Logo Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
70 : 1 24,605
Charlotte Technical College Logo Charlotte Technical College Port Charlotte, FL
Miami Dade College Logo Miami Dade College Miami, FL
73 : 1 51,679
University of Florida-Online Logo University of Florida-Online Gainesville, FL
393 : 1 3,926
George Stone Technical College Logo George Stone Technical College Pensacola, FL     699
Marion Technical College Logo Marion Technical College Ocala, FL     466
Manatee Technical College Logo Manatee Technical College Bradenton, FL     1,131
Fort Myers Technical College Logo Fort Myers Technical College Fort Myers, FL     739
William T McFatter Technical College Logo William T McFatter Technical College Davie, FL     1,174
Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Logo Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg, FL     742
South Florida State College Logo South Florida State College Avon Park, FL
43 : 1 2,809
Hillsborough Community College Logo Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
75 : 1 22,404
Lake Technical College Logo Lake Technical College Eustis, FL     773
First Coast Technical College Logo First Coast Technical College Saint Augustine, FL     372
Florida Gateway College Logo Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL
53 : 1 3,406

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