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 day class schedule and a PART TIME night class schedule. The full time class schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is twelve weeks in length. The part time schedule is Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The part time class is approximately six months in length.