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       Hillsborough Community College

   Fire Academy                                               


Important Notice Concerning Statutory Changes

Effective October 1, 2009, individuals applying for certification as a Firefighter in the State of Florida must show documentation evidencing one of the following:

  • Certification in the State of Florida as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Certification in the State of Florida a Paramedic (EMT-P) 

  Students applying for the HCC Fire Academy after January 2010 will be required to submit proper documentation showing proof of the above with his/her application.

Note:  Applicants who are currently enrolled in EMT / Paramedic training are allowed (and encouraged) to  submit their application with the projected completion date of the EMT / Paramedic course noted on the form. This will allow the student a better chance of securing a seat in the class which he or she prefers.