How Do I Become a Firefighter?
Most fire departments require new employees to be Florida certified as both Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic). Click here to find out how to become enrolled in the Fire Academy's Minimum Standards program.
Fire Apparatus Operator
Our pump operator program will prepare you for the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training certification test. Click here for more details.
Are you ready to further your career and become a leader? Gain the confidence it takes to control an emergency scene. Know how to manage personnel and equipment effectively. Click here for information about our Fire Officer program.
Welcome to the Central Florida Fire Academy
We are a premier fire training academy located in the heart of Florida, close to the area attractions and just a short drive from the beaches. We have been providing quality educational programs in the Central Florida area since 1977.
The Central Florida Fire Academy is excited to announce that we have joined with Valencia College to establish the premier Central Florida Fire Institute. This program will provide a career pathway to meet the needs of the fire service community in Central Florida, nationally, and globally.
The Central Florida Fire Institute will be offering a high quality and diverse learning and development opportunities to advance all professionals in the industry, such as preparing all levels of Fire Service professional including the Fire Fighter, Fire Officer, Firesafety Inspector, Fire Investigator and Fire Instructor.
The Central Florida Fire Academy and the Central Florida Fire Institute will continue to offer continuing education and Special Operation courses at the current training ground location at 2966 west Oak Ridge Road, in Orlando.
Our 7 acre training grounds offer a variety of training scenarios. Our three-story, 12,100 square-foot burn building provides propane and Class A burns. The four-story tower contains inside and outside stairwells. Car fires and storage tank leaks can be simulated on our LP gas field.
Our instructional staff is currently working in the Emergency Services field or has recently retired. They bring years of experience and know-how to the Fire Academy. We pride ourselves on having top-notch instructors. They are what make this Fire Academy great!
If you are interested in attending classes at the Fire Academy and would like more information, please call our office Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. The main office number is (407) 855-3281.
We also offer offsite classes for individual fire departments or other businesses. Please contact our office at 407-855-3281 for further information.
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