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  • South Florida State College
    Firefighters Program Application


     Step 1: Application and Portfolio Requirements

       Download and complete the Firefighter II Supplemental Application Packet, which must include          all of the following items:
    • Legible copy of a legal document (driver’s license, passport, etc.) for proof of age in accordance with FS 633.412 (1)(a).
    • A complete Medical Assessment form in accordance with FS 633.412 (1)(e). Firefighting is physically demanding and stressful career field. Many fire departments require significant health and physical ability testing prior to, and continued employment. These requirements are unique to each individual agency. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has published guidelines for firefighter health and safety NFPA 1582.
    • Signed affidavit concerning the use of tobacco in accordance with FS 633.412 (1)(f).
     Step 2: Apply
    • Request a copy of your High School transcript OR GED transcript with official test scores. FS 633.412 (1)(a)
     Program Acceptance Policies
    • Applicants are notified via email affirming the date and time the Firefighter II application was successful submitted.
    • Prior to the application deadline posted in the SFSC’s current Schedule of Class, pay $35 for the required background check. SFSC will submit fingerprints to FDLE and the FBI for the background check as required by FS 633.412 (1)(c) .
    • Contact the Fire Science program administrative office to schedule a fingerprint appointment. Applicants who do not meet the statutory requirements of this section are denied access to the Firefighter II course without refund.
    The date for the mandatory program orientation is sent to those selected for the next scheduled Firefighter II course. Failure to attend forfeits acceptance and places the applicant on the waiting list.
    Applicants not accepted are placed on a waiting list. Those on the waiting list are encouraged to attend orientation in the event accepted applicants do not meet the criteria.

    Steve Ashworth
    Chair, EMS & Fire Science
    American Heart Association TC Coordinator
    PHONE: 863.784.7272 | FAX: 863.784.7277

    South Florida State College
    600 West College Drive
    Avon Park, FL 33825

  • Contact Information
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  • Acknowledgement and Release
    • By submitting my E-Signature below, I certify that the information contained in this application is true and complete. I further understand that any false or misleading information may prevent my admittance into, or result of my future expulsion from the academy.

      I hereby authorize the SFSC Criminal Justice Academy to release any and all information contained in my student file to any criminal justice agency or other certified training center.


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