Looking to promote at work?
I have been in the fire service for around twelve years. All of my career has been served in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Charlotte County area in beautiful South West Florida.
After many years of high volume 911 service, I have decided to promote to the next step in my agency which is a Fire Lieutenant and figured a guide with hints, tips, suggestions would be a great tool for those aspiring Fire Officers in Florida.
In my agency and true to most in this area in order to promote to a Fire Officer requires a few prerequisites:
- Apparatus Operations BFST1302/ATPC1302
A 45 Hour Course that satisfies Florida State Fire Colleges’ pre-certification requirements.
Required textbook: ISBN 978-0-879399-574-2
Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 3rd Ed IFSTA
- Fire Service Hydraulics BFST1301/ATPC1301
Another 45 Hour Course that also satisfies Florida State Fire Colleges’ pre-certification requirements. After completing both of the above courses, which Couch Courses is working on adding to their class catalog, you are eligible to sit for the Pump Operator state exam administered by PearsonVue scheduled through the Florida Fire College.
Fire Officer 1
Fire Instructor 1
Most agencies require a minimum requirement of years in grade and experience with the same agency.
Agency Specific Testing
- Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer Coleman, John (Skip)
- Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics Norman, John
- Company Officer Smoke, Clinton
- Fire Officer: Principles and Practice Ward, Michael J.