Program Description

  • Students attending this academy are introduced to the healthcare fields and public safety. The cadets are trained as Emergency Medical Responders and Fire Fighters. The curriculum covers basic fire fighting skills in Fire Fighting 1, 2 and 3. The Health Science courses cover the basic medical skills in CPR, patient assessment and first aid.  During their senior year, students have the opportunity to dual enroll in Santa Fe Colleges’ EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program.  

    The summer following their senior year, students interested in earning their  Florida State Fire Fighter I certification will have the opportunity to complete a short course where they will complete the final live burn scenarios and be eligible for state certification.

    Application Requirements

     Minimum requirement is a 2.5 GPA, no more than 6 unexcused absences, no "major" referrals and teacher recommendation requested.  

    Essay Required:

       Career and Technical Education Short Essay Prompts (300 words or less):

    1. What has motivated you to become interested in this career and apply to this/these academy/academies? (Answered for each CTE Program student applies to).

    2. What else would you like us to know about you?

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Academy of Fire and Emergency Medical Services

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    What Will I Learn?


    Students are trained as Emergency Medical Responders (including CPR certificate), Firefighter I, and also have the opportunity to dual enroll at Santa Fe College in the Emergency Medical Technician Program.

    Course Recommendations

    9th Grade - Medical Skills and Services and Principles of Public Service

    10th Grade- Health Science I and Firefighting 1

    11th Grade- Health Science II and Firefighting 2

    12th Grade - Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician (dual enrolled)

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