Florida Department of Education

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Revised: 11/26/2013

2014 – 2015

Florida Department of Education

Curriculum Framework

Program Title: Fire Fighter

Program Type: Career Preparatory

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, & Security


Program Number


CIP Number


Grade Level

30, 31

Standard Length

538 Hours

NOTE: The length of the Fire Fighter Core is 398 hours

Teacher Certification





SOC Codes (all applicable)

33-2011 Fire Fighters; 53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Others

29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Facility Code

http://www.fldoe.org/edfacil/sref.asp (State Requirements for Educational Facilities)

Targeted Occupation List


Perkins Technical Skill Attainment Inventory


Industry Certifications


Statewide Articulation


Basic Skills Level

Mathematics: 10

Language: 10

Reading: 10


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Law, Public Safety and Security career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the fire science realm that ranges from a frontline fire fighter to entry level fire inspectors and investigators.

The program must be approved by the Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Standards and benchmarks in this program have been adapted from the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1001) and the Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1002), as regulated by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training through Chapter 633, F.S. and the State Fire Marshal Rules, Chapter 69A-37, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
The Fire Fighter program content includes, but is not limited to, orientation to the fire service, fire alarms and communication, vehicles, apparatus and equipment, fire behavior, portable extinguishers, fire streams, fundamentals of extinguishment, ladders, hoses, tools and equipment, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, rescue, protective breathing equipment, first responder emergency medical techniques, water supplies, principles of in-service inspections, safety, controlled burning, and employability skills.
Additional Information relevant to this Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is provided at the end of this document.

Program Structure

Pursuant to s. 633.35(1) and 633.45(2)(a), Florida Statutes, the Department of Financial Service, Division of State Fire Marshal, has established requirements for Training Firefighter Recruits or Firefighters.  These requirements are implemented by Rule 69A-37.055, Florida Administrative Code.  This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of five occupational completion points, with OCPs A and B comprising the Fire Fighter Core and meets the requirements of the statute and rule listed above..

This program is comprised of courses which have been assigned course numbers in the SCNS (Statewide Course Numbering System) in accordance with Section 1007.24 (1), F.S. Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3)(b), F.S.
The following table illustrates the post-secondary program structure:


Course Number

Course Title


SOC Code



Fire Fighter I

206 hours




Fire Fighter II

192 hours




Fire Apparatus Operator

80 hours




Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)

20 hours




Medical First Responder

40 hours


Special Notes
See the following website for additional information: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/sfm/bfst/Standard/firestan.htm


After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  1. Introduction

  2. Firefighter Safety and Health

  3. Fire Behavior

  4. Building Construction

  5. Personal Protective Gear

  6. Portable extinguishers

  7. Ropes and Knots

  8. Building Search and Victim Removal

  9. Forcible Entry

  10. Ladders

  11. Ventilation

  12. Water Supply

  13. Hose

  14. Water Fire Streams

  15. Fire Control

  16. Automatic Sprinkler Systems

  17. Loss Control

  18. Protecting Fire Scene Evidence

  19. Fire Department Communications

  20. FL SERC Awareness Level Hazardous Materials

  21. Operations Level Hazardous Materials

  22. Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

  23. Wildland Firefighter Training

  24. Building Construction and Structural Collapse Awareness

  25. Rescue and Extrication

  26. Water Supply

  27. Fire Hose

  28. Fire Streams

  29. Fire Control

  30. Fire Detection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems

  31. Protecting Fire Scene Evidence

  32. Fire Department Communications

  33. Fire Prevention and Public Education

  34. Flammable Gas Control

  35. Florida Fire Chiefs Statewide Emergency Response Plan

  36. Thermal Imaging – (TIC)

  37. Positive Pressure Ventilation

  38. Engine Company Evolutions

  39. Ladder Company Evolutions

  40. Company Evolutions - Combined Operations

  41. Air monitoring – CO, LEL, O2 – SCBA

  42. New Challenges

  43. Firefighter Safety and Survival

  44. Demonstrate knowledge of fire department organization and procedures.

  45. Use fire alarms and communications equipment.

  46. Demonstrate knowledge of fire behavior.

  47. Use portable fire extinguishers.

  48. Personal protective equipment.

  49. Demonstrate knowledge of fire apparatus.

  50. Use forcible entry equipment.

  51. Demonstrate ventilation practices.

  52. Use ropes, tools, and equipment.

  53. Demonstrate rescue procedures.

  54. Demonstrate safety procedures.

  55. Use ladders.

  56. Use fire hose, nozzles, and appliances.

  57. Use fire streams.

  58. Use water supplies.

  59. Use private fire protection systems.

  60. Demonstrate salvage procedures.

  61. Demonstrate overhaul procedures.

  62. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of extinguishment.

  63. Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of building construction on fire fighting.

  64. Participate in controlled burning exercises.

  65. Sexually transmitted diseases/emergency medical care.

  66. Detect the presence of hazardous materials.

  67. Collect hazardous materials.

  68. Initiate protective action.

  69. Initiate the notification process.

  70. Fire prevention, public fire education, and fire cause determination.

  71. Demonstrate knowledge of fire pump ratings.

  72. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between flow and pressure.

  73. Demonstrate knowledge of the Six rules of Hydraulics and Fireground Rules of Thumb.

  74. Demonstrate knowledge of hydrant capacity, standpipes, and sprinklers.

  75. Demonstrate knowledge of friction loss and nozzle reaction.

  76. Demonstrate knowledge of relay pumping.

  77. Demonstrate ability to perform basic hydraulic calculations given the required formulas.

  78. Demonstrate ability to drive the following patterns: (a) serpentine, (b) alley dock, (c) opposite alley and, (d) diminishing clearance.

  79. Demonstrate the ability to position an apparatus for hydrant hook-up and drafting.

  80. Demonstrate the ability to recognize cavitation, water hammer, overheating, and unusual noises.

  81. Demonstrate the ability to draft, tandem and relay pumping.

  82. Demonstrate the ability to perform apparatus inspections, testing, and routine service functions.

  83. Demonstrate knowledge of NFPA 1901 and applicable state laws and rules.

  84. Demonstrate knowledge of single and multi-stage pumps, pump piping, and the pumping process.

  85. Demonstrate knowledge of static, positive, and gravity water sources.

  86. Demonstrate knowledge pressure control, priming devices, and cooling systems.

  87. Demonstrate knowledge of emergency vehicle driving characteristics and defensive driving techniques.

  88. Demonstrate knowledge of gauges and valves.

  89. Program logistics and focus.

  90. Extent of the problem.

  91. Personnel selection.

  92. Necessity of Standard Operating Guidelines.

  93. Legal aspects of emergency vehicle driving.

  94. Vehicle dynamics.

  95. Vehicle inspection and maintenance.

  96. Vehicle operations and safety.

  97. Emergency vehicle competency.

  98. Straight line exercise.

  99. Confined space turnaround exercise.

  100. Alley dock exercise.

  101. Serpentine exercise.

  102. Off-set alley exercise.

  103. Parallel park exercise.

  104. Diminishing clearance exercise.

  105. Stopping exercise.

  106. Demonstrate proficiency in first responder to medical emergencies techniques.

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