RIDGE FIRE ACADEMY    

at RIDGE TECHNICAL COLLEGE, a POLK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL

Our mission is to enhance the life, safety, and property protection of the citizens of our communities by the continued and improved high quality training for fire, emergency services and industry personnel.

 

Academy Calendar Academy Forms Physical Agility Test Photo Gallery Academy Faculty Contact Info.  Fire Fighter Combat Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Program Offerings

Firefighter I / Firefighter II Program Fire Officer I Fire Officer II Fire Officer III Fire Officer IV Inspections Instructor Apparatus Ops CEU / Misc. Courses Special Operations Polk State College Links

 

NEW INFORMATION: PLEASE REVIEW THE NEW CURRICULUM FOR FIRE OFFICER I-IV THAT WAS CHANGED BY THE FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013. RIDGE FIRE ACADEMY IS IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE NECESSARY CHANGES TO COMPLY WITH THE CHANGES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ACADEMY DIRECTOR

 

 


Our Fire Training Programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of today's career or volunteer fire fighter.
State courses are available as well as courses designed specifically for the individual department or group.

Courses Coming Soon:

SPECIAL NOTE:  ALL CLASSES MUST BE PAID FOR on or BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

 

  

 

 

2017 Class Schedule


January Rope Rescue, Technician Level
February

SERP Emergency Response Plan

Structural Building Collapse Ops

March

Company Officer

40-hr Rope Rescue Ops

April

Live Fire Instructor I

LFTI Refresher

May Tactics I
June PIO (TBA)
July Course Design
August  
September Tactics II
October  
November

Course Delivery

December  

 

 

 

     Note: Please contact the academy secretary to sign-up for your desired course. If you need a certain course, contact the academy secretary to request the desired course.

 

 

BREAKING ACADEMY NEWS

·         The cost of the physical agility exam (RPAT) is $50, payable the day of the test.

Special Note: Please see the Fire Officer I tab for information regarding approved terrorism classes.

Firefighter I & II minimum standards SHIFT friendly class  Click here for info..

NEW

  • Sign-ups for the January 2017  FF I & FF II are being taken.
  • Candidates must attend one of the MANDATORY meetings to be eligible for the class.  Class size normally is limited to 24 students
  • The first MANDATORY meeting will be September 20, 2016 @ 1000 hrs. 
  • The Second MANDATORY meeting will be October 23, 2016 @ 1000 hrs.
  • The Third MANDATORY meeting will be December 1, 2016 @ 1000 hrs.

 

 


PAYMENTS

Payments can be made via telephone by contacting the academy secretary at (863) 419-3060 ext. 4501.

 we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover


**For Financial and Veterans Information**


 

POLICY:

EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASING THEIR OWN BOOKS BEFORE CLASS.

To view a list of places to purchase textbooks, (click here...)

 


 

Scholarship Information

     

Ridge Fire Academy at Ridge Technical College

7700 State Road 544

Winter Haven, Florida  33880

(863) 419-3060 Ext. 4501

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