Annual Free Volunteer Firefighter Training Registration Now Available
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2015
registration will close September 17 at 6 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –The Florida State Fire College will host its tenth annual Florida Volunteer Firefighter Training this week on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.
More than 250 volunteer firefighters across Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia have pre-registered for this event that begins Wednesday, September 16 and runs through Sunday, September 20.
This training event is hosted at no charge to Florida volunteer firefighters and costs just $20 for non-resident firefighters.
Online registration will close Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m.
Walk-in registrations are welcomed, but class availability is limited.
“This unique training opportunity provides access to training for the men and women who volunteer their time for the protection of others,” said CFO Jeff Atwater, who also serves as Florida’s State Fire Marshal.
“This event offers in-depth, hands-on training not only to Florida’s firefighter community, but it has now grown to include several southern states.”
Included in this year’s training event are a variety of courses that range from two hours to 40 hours in length involving hands-on, live-fire training in areas ranging from basic firefighting to forestry firefighting, engine company operations, vehicle extrication, and animal first aid.
The free event has been made possible through the cooperation of Florida’s local fire departments, the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Florida Forest Service, and the Florida Fire and Emergency Services Foundation.
Opportunities for media coverage will be available on Friday evening at 6pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additional interviews can be arranged upon request of the press office.
For more information and a full list of the courses included in this year’s event, click here.