Thread: Ohio to Florida

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    Default Ohio to Florida

    Hi, I am a Paramedic/Firefighter in Ohio and I had a couple questions about possibly getting a job in Florida, maybe you Florida FF/EMTs can help me out. I have looking at the listings for jobs and I notice that most of them accept CPAT, Is the CPAT Different down there then in any other state? Also I see a lot of them you have to take a national fire team test or something? Can you take that test anywhere, is it online, or do you have to take it in Florida?

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    I've checked into the Florida certification process and unless you live in Florida and have a Florida FF certification you have ZERO chance of even getting your application read. I have every IFSAC certification you can get from one of the best academies in the country and the guy in Florida said my certs would not transfer. Florida has an hour of training deal that if you don't meet their minimum required hours you don't get credit. Funny thing is they give you credit hours for PT, etc. whereas in Mississippi we don't get hourly credit for that. As for the EMT, they will not accept NREMT. You have to take and pass the FL written and practical.

    You can challenge the FL test, but you must do it in Ocala. Hope this helps, good luck.

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