Fire Fighter Certification
The Fire Fighter Minimum Standards Program is a 450-hour course. The Program meets the requirements as set forth by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, State Fire Marshal Office, for certification as a paid, professional firefighter. The Program consists of a 450-hour Firefighter Minimum Standards class. Included in the Fire Fighter Minimum Standards Program are the written and practical portions of the State Firefighter Certification examination. Proof of an USDOT First Responder course or state certification as an EMT or paramedic is required to receive approval to take the state firefighter certification examination.
The Fire Fighter Minimum Standards Program is a physically and mentally challenging course that includes extensive classroom and practical field components. The Fire Fighter Minimum Standards Program is offered in two class schedules, a FULL TIME class schedule and a PART TIME class schedule. The full time class schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and is 3 months long. The part time schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The part time class is approximately five months in length.