RIDGE FIRE ACADEMY    

at RIDGE CAREER CENTER, 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

 

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.

 

 

  2014 Course Schedule


 

    

January

 

February  
March  
April  
May  
June  
July

EMR

LFTI 1

Fire Service Tactics I

Pump Operations

August

Public Information Officer CANCELED

Codes and Standards

September

Legal & Ethical Issues CANCELED

October

Fire Administration CANCELED

Blueprint Reading & Plans Review Updated

November

As the demand request

December

As the demand request

 

     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;

  • Check the Academy Calendar often for recent additions
  • The cost of the physical agility exam (Practice is $25 and/or the Test is $50), payable the day of the practice and/or 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 January 2015 FF I & FF II program start September 1, 2014. 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

     

  • The Mickel - Begg scholarship is available by submitting the required application. To begin the process, click on the above logo.

Ridge Fire Academy at Ridge Career Center

7700 State Road 544

Winter Haven, Florida  33880

(863) 419-3060 Ext. 4501

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