FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS LEARN LATEST
TECHNIQUES AT THE GREAT FLORIDA FIRE SCHOOL|
Firefighters from throughout Florida gathered last week at the South Florida Community College for the Great Florida Fire School, where they received hands-on and classroom training in a variety of subjects. More than 170 students attended 29 different classes for a total of 5,176 student contact hours.
In its twelfth year, the fire school is a traveling training program intended to save firefighters from having to travel to other programs that often can be miles away. Courses included wildland firefighting operations, LP gas fires, firefighter safety, extrication, fire investigations, explosive device recognition and safety, emergency response to terrorism, rope rescue, emergency medical services, public education and stress management.
bring these professionals the same classroom and practical training that
they would get at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala,” said State
Fire Marshal Tom Gallagher. “By bringing the training to them, it saves
their departments the expense of travel and lodging and keeps them near
the communities they serve.”