Division of State Fire Marshal
Florida Volunteer Firefighter Information
Being a volunteer emergency responder is a rewarding experience and an
extraordinary way to serve your community. It takes dedication, sacrifice,
leadership, and mental/physical stamina.
Approximately 12 million
Florida citizens depend on volunteer firefighters to protect their community. To
keep these residents safe, it's critical that individuals volunteer for local
departments. More than 315 departments throughout Florida utilize volunteers to
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If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter or performing Volunteer Support Services in Florida.
Definition: Volunteer Firefighter
Individual who holds a current and valid Volunteer Firefighter Certificate of Completion issued by the Division of State Fire Marshal under s. 633.408, Florida Statutes.
Definition: Support Services
Those activities that a fire service provider has trained an individual to perform safely outside the hot zone of an emergency scene, including pulling hoses, opening and closing fire hydrants, driving and operating apparatus, carrying tools, carrying or moving equipment, directing traffic, manning a resource pool or similar activities.
Definition: Hot Zone
The area immediately around an incident where serious threat of harm exists, which includes the collapse zone for a structure fire.
Guidelines for the Firefighter Part 1 Certificate of Completion Program (Volunteer Firefighter Taskbook)
The standard of firefighter training as required by Florida State Statute 633 and Florida
Administrative Codes 69A-37 and 69A-62 to be a Volunteer Firefighter is the completion of Part 1 of the State of Florida Minimum Standards Course. This document provides guidelines for meeting this requirement.
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