RIDGE FIRE ACADEMY    

at RIDGE TECHNICAL COLLEGE, a POLK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Our mission is to enhance the life, safety, and property protection of the citizens of our communities by the continued and improved high quality training for fire, emergency services and industry personnel.

 

Academy Calendar Academy Forms Physical Agility Test Photo Gallery Academy Faculty Contact Info. TABE Test Assistance Fire Fighter Combat Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Program Offerings

Firefighter I / Firefighter II Program Fire Officer I Fire Officer II Fire Officer III Fire Officer IV Inspections Instructor Apparatus Ops CEU / Misc. Courses Special Operations Polk State College Links

 

NEW INFORMATION: PLEASE REVIEW THE NEW CURRICULUM FOR FIRE OFFICER I-IV THAT WAS CHANGED BY THE FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013. RIDGE FIRE ACADEMY IS IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO COMPLY WITH THE CHANGES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ACADEMY DIRECTOR

 

 


Our Fire Training Programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of today's career or volunteer fire fighter.
State courses are available as well as courses designed specifically for the individual department or group.

Courses Coming Soon:

SPECIAL NOTE:  ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID FOR on or BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

 

  

 

2016 Course Schedule


    

January

Public Information Officer

NFPA 1 & 101 renewal

February

40hr. Rope Rescue Operations

Fire Prevention Practices

RPAT w/Medical Clearance Form

MPAT w/Medical Clearance Form

March

Tactics & Strategy I

Structural Building Collapse Operations

April

Private Fire Protections Systems I

Trench Rescue Operations

Inspector Renewal

RPAT Test

May

Company Officer Leadership

SERP (State Emergency Response Plan)

Live Fire Instructor I

June Building Construction
July

EVOC

Course Design (Haines City FD)

August

Codes and Standards

Apparatus Operator

Fire Service Hydraulics

September  
October Construction Documents and Plans Review
November

Fire Prevention Practices

December  

 

     Note: Please contact the academy secretary to sign-up for your desired course. If you need a certain course, contact the academy secretary to request the desired course.

 

 

BREAKING ACADEMY NEWS

  • Firefighter I & II minimum standards SHIFT friendly class  Click here for info..

  • ONLINE CLASSES COMING SOON

  • Check the Academy Calendar often for recent additions

  • The cost of the physical agility exam is $50, payable the day of the test.

Special Note: Please see the Fire Officer I tab for information regarding approved terrorism classes.

Medical Physical Agility Test (Med PAT) to view a .ppt of the test, click here the "Physical Agility Test" located above

NEW - Sign-ups for the August 2016 FF I & FF II program start February 1, 2016. The first MANDATORY meeting will announced at a later date.

 


PAYMENTS

Payments can be made via telephone by contacting the academy secretary at (863) 419-3060 ext. 4501.

 we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover


**For Financial and Veterans Information**


 

POLICY:

EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASING THEIR OWN BOOKS BEFORE CLASS.

To view a list of places to purchase textbooks, (click here...)

 


 

To view the Ridge Fire Academy commercial, click here.... 

To view some still photos from the shoot, click here...

 


Scholarship Information

     

Ridge Fire Academy at Ridge Technical College

7700 State Road 544

Winter Haven, Florida  33880

(863) 419-3060 Ext. 4501

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