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Fire Training Academy

The EFTC application for the JULY 2024 course is now closed.   The next available course is JANUARY 2025. The application will be available late October 2024. Please check back again later or you can call the administrative office to be added to the application list for the next available course. 

PLEASE NOTE - Your application does not guarantee your acceptance into the program. You will be required to participate in a Physical Abilities Test. The date and time of the testing as well as the exercises are outlined in the application.

View/Download a Copy of the Testing Exercises
  • There will be a Practice Ability exercises, TBD - $25.00 each participant.
  •  The January course Ability Testing date will be detemined at a later date. 

For questions and/or additional information regarding this course email Krista Powell at ​ or contact the Administration Office at (941) 474-3311.



Class 124
OCTOBERApplication packages available on the website and/or Administration office. ($10 application fee to the Englewood Fire Training Center is due upon submission)
TBDCompleted Applications due by 12:00pm - Return to Administration Office.
TBDPractice Ability Exercises ($25) to participate; Register with Administration Office (Deadline to pre-register TBD)
TBDAbility Test at 9:00am at the Englewood Fire Training Center
TBDMandatory Meeting at 5:00pm. (Registering & Fitting for Gear) at the EFTC
TBDFirst Day of Class
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As a firefighter, you often risk your life to protect the public and the residents of your local community. The Englewood Fire Training Center prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career as a firefighter as it's cutting edge facility. 

Our academy is certified as a fire training center by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Once you complete the academy course, you receive a certificate of completion and are qualified to take the state Fire Fighter certification exams. 

To become a professional firefighter in Florida, you must have:

  • Certification as either Emergency Medical Responder, EMT-Basic, or Paramedic
  • Firefighter I and II Certification
  • Completed Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards training (such as SPC's) OR
  • Received an equal amount of training in another state as determined by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
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