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    Can somebody recommend a firefighting colleges in Central Florida?


    I LIVE IN THE LAKELAND AREA...
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    Personally I would go with Florida State Fire College in Ocala. Might try http://www.fireacademy.org/ if Ocala is to far.
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    I live in Lakeland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefuss View Post
    Central Florida is pretty big, maybe a more exact location would help... what city are you in, or how far would you be willing to commute.

    FL state Fire College is the best in the state IMO, but it's hard to get into, and far away if you're not close...

    did I just say it's far away if you're not close?..... idiot


    From Lakeland area...

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    your most local bet would be www.ridgefireacademy.com
    I took hydraulics and pump there recently and I thought they had a great set up, at least compared to the crap hillsborough community college had when I went through. they're at a new facility now though so it's probably a lot nicer.
    if you want to check out HCC (and I don't recommend them for several reasons, but if they have classes sooner or something, it's an option) they're at http://www.hccfl.edu/7986.aspx

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    Are you looking for a Fire Academy or a college that has a Fire Science Program?
    Fire Academy list from Fire College is located here:
    http://www.fldfs.com/sfm/bfst/Standa...1_08192009.pdf

    Some Colleges with Fire Science programs are:
    University of Florida(online)
    Daytona State College(formally Daytona Beach Community College)
    Saint Petersberg College(online has AS and BS all online)
    Chipola College
    Gulf Coast Community College
    Seminole Community College

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjohn23 View Post
    Are you looking for a Fire Academy or a college that has a Fire Science Program?
    Fire Academy list from Fire College is located here:
    http://www.fldfs.com/sfm/bfst/Standa...1_08192009.pdf

    Some Colleges with Fire Science programs are:
    University of Florida(online)
    Daytona State College(formally Daytona Beach Community College)
    Saint Petersberg College(online has AS and BS all online)
    Chipola College
    Gulf Coast Community College
    Seminole Community College
    Do you have any more info on the UF online program? As far as what classes to take ? Only schooling ive done is my EMT and Paramedic at Broward College

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    Top result from Google for University of Florid Fire Science is this page:
    http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/program.aspx?p=2

    Only took about 1 minute to search google and post this

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    Daytona State College(formally Daytona Beach Community College)
    Don't even get me started on these idiots. I call to see when the next class is starting last October. Leave message on voice-mail. Never got a call back ... I call back in a couple of weeks, still in October, to get an answer. I figure they have open registration, because its a college, prolly in December.

    I finally get someone on the phone .... "oh the next class starts in January and is full. We started accepting applications this month and now were full."

    "Oh sorry to bother you (i'm upset but this lady is nice enough so i make sure i do not show any disappointment on the phone) i didn't see it anywhere on the website or i wouldn't have called"

    Then she says its a very popular program so we don't advertise it ???

    ...... WHAT ??????

    I can't believe how stupid that is. I guess if you wanna go, you can't just check the site for updates. You must call every single day, get some live person on the phone because they don't return messages, and bother them because its "a popular program" and so the college doesn't tell you when to apply .... ?

    Daytona would have been closer to my home by about 1/2 hour but its OK. I am a PROUD graduate of Lake Tech in Tavares. (i highly doubt DB could have been any better)

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    owen, sorry to hear about your issues with daytona. i took standards there over two years ago and fortunately did not have issues with registering. i must say that it is commendable of you to keep with it and go to lake tech. i have heard they have a great facility there and i hope to take classes there in the future.

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