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    Question Florida 24 hour basic?

    Indiana has a 24 basic FF course that allows you fight fires until you can successfully complete FF I & II. Does anyone know if Florida has the same type of course?

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    Florida does not have a 24 hour basic certification course. Are you looking at trying to work for a volunteer department, or are you trying to work for a career department?

    You can get a job with a career department (depending on SOGs) if you don't have your FFII (450 hr) certification. The State requires you to have your certification within one (1) year of the date you started employment.

    If you are looking at being a volunteer, the State is moving towards requiring you to have FFI (160 hr). Not sure about the time limit on it.
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    Okay, you have my attention...24 hours and you can fight a fire?? Do you mean exterior truck work w/ supervision or are you on a tip??

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    Hey Jason. Dave here from SPS! HAHA

    Anyway, I'm 90% sure on this, but yes, once you complete your 24hr basic you are allowed to enter a building to fight a fire, as long as you have a FF I & II with you. Please, if anyone knows different please post. But I've known plenty of vollies that have fought fires without having their FF I & II.

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    Okay...mental note...stay out of Floridas non-metro areas. 24 hours is just enough to get these poor guys killed!! I hope they get more training! This ain't no game!
    I hate Ohios 36 hr Vol card... they never see a fire in training but the card says FIREFIGHTER. I had mine (OH 36) years ago, and looking back it's lucky I didn't get smoked. FF I, II, or III... anything else needs to go. It's just not safe. I know, I was there.

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    Oh...Dave from SPS!! Hey dude!! What's up?? Send me a buzz at hotmail! Jason

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    I had 88 hours of FF1 (Essentials of FF) and even then I don't feel totally sure of myself on tip on a ripping job. After 24 hours I was able to get my PPE on and on air. I can't see anyone getting ready to go into a live situation after 24 hours.
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    Since the People's Republic of Florida is the only state that does NOT (I repeat, DOES NOT) recognize the National Certification for FFI or FFII, I seriously doubt that they have a 24 hour course. A few years back, I was curious about job prospects.....Made some phone calls....Their attitude was, "If you don't have our FFI and FFII Cert, you ain't sh*t." Then I asked about my National Certs.....I was basically told I could wipe my *** with those in the People's Republic of Florida.
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    Okay...mental note...stay out of Floridas non-metro areas. 24 hours is just enough to get these poor guys killed!! I hope they get more training! This ain't no game!
    See above. Florida does not, I REPEAT DOES NOT have a 24 hour basic course. 160hr FFI for volunteers.
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    Can someone explain how they can ignor your national certs? I thought the idea of a 24 hour card was dumb this mite be dumber.
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    Originally posted by stcommodore
    Can someone explain how they can ignore your national certs?
    probably the same way some states will not accept nationally registered EMTs.
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    Same as code enforcement...the same or higher level?

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