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Institute of Public Safety

Fire Science

The Associate in Science Degree in Fire Science Technology, located on A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, is designed for fire service or fire protection related professionals, to enhance technical competencies, and prepare them for career advancement through participation in appropriate courses of study. The program provides options for concentrated study including Fire Investigator, Fire Officer, and Municipal Fire Inspector specialties. Accelerated programs are offered in a series of required (3) credit courses, to prepare students for State Fire Officer I, Municipal Fire Inspector I, or Fire Investigator I certification. Exams for the above certifications are hosted at the Institute  of Public Safety on a quarterly basis.  Application is made directly to the Florida State Fire College in Ocala.

If you are not a firefighter and would like to become one, before taking our program you should get your EMT and Paramedic certifications (available at Broward College, 954-201-6290) and complete a state certified Fire Academy, such as the Broward Fire Academy (754-321-1300) or the Coral Springs Fire Academy (954-346-1774).  Typically, the EMT certificate, Paramedic certificate and Fire Academy (Basic Firefighter) certificate are all required before you can be hired as a firefighter in Broward County.

Fire Science Course Schedule



Fire Officer One

FFP 2939- Introduction to Command
FFP 1810- Firefighting Tactics and Strategy
FFP 2811- Application of Fire Ground Firefighting Tactics & Strategy 2
FFP 2720- Company Officer Fire Department Supervision
FFP 1740- Methods and Techniques of Instruction (Course Delivery)
FFP 1505- Fire Prevention Practices Theory and Application
FFP 1540- Private Fire Protection and Detection Systems 1
FFP 2120- Fire Service Protect Through Building Construction

 
 Fire Inspector One

FFP 1505- Fire Prevention Practices Theory and Application
FFP 1540- Private Fire Protection and Detection Systems
FFP 2120- Fire Service Protect Through Building Construction
FFP 1510- Codes and Standards
FFP 2521- Construction Documents and Plans Examination Review

 
Fire Investigator One

FFP 1540- Private Fire Protection and Detection Systems
FFP 2120- Fire Service Protect Through Building Construction
FFP 2111- Fire Chemistry
FFP 2610- Origin and Cause

 
Fire Officer Two

FFP 2111- Fire Chemistry
FFP 2610- Origin and Cause
FFP 2780- Fire Department Administration 1
FFP 2741- Fire Science Service Course Design
FFP 2770- Ethical and Legal Issues for the Fire Service
FFP 2706- Public Information Officer
ENC 2210- Technical Report Writing*
CGS 1061C- Computer Concepts*

 
Fire Service Links

Florida State Fire College
https://floridastatefirecollege.org

Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
Division of State Fire Marshal
11655 NW Gainesville Road
Ocala, Florida 34482-1486
352-369-2800

Florida Atlantic University at Davie
http://www.fau.edu

2912 College Avenue
Davie, Florida 33314
Dr. Cliff McCue
E-mail: cmccue@fau.edu
954-236-1352

   

National Fire Protection Association
http://www.nfpa.org

1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts, 02169-7471
800-344-3555

International Association of Fire Fighters
http://www.iaff.org/

1750 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.737.8484 

   

International Association of Fire Chiefs
http://www.iafc.org/

4025 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, Virginia  22033
703-273-0911

Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County, Florida
Fire Inspectors Association of Broward County


E-Mail Addresses:

Fire Science Program Manager
Ernest Fontan
954-201-6798

Administrative Coordinator
Joyce LaBarbera
954-201-6791

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