Fire Training

Sign up for all classes will be through Fire Services at 863-385-1112 unless otherwise noted. 

Aerial Operations (ATPC703) - November/December (shift friendly) - Station 19

Drivers Training Practical - December 15th 8am-5pm - Station 19/SIR

CPR Class - December 18th 6pm-10pm - Station 19

Command Post Management Training

Beyond NIMS, and beyond ICS, the practical application of chaos management skills are necessary for successful operations.

Organization doesn’t happen by mistake and success shouldn’t only be measured in terms of luck.  Using standard practice, standard terminology, and standard forms/software, incident commanders will develop skills necessary to consistently succeed on purpose.

Using an interactive approach, students in this class will work thru simulated emergencies using existing NIMS/ICS principles and the new Highlands County command chart. Due to the exigency of the combination department, each class will use a crawl, walk, run approach to help students develop command post management skills.


The same class will be offered the times as follows:

Friday December 14, 9am to noon (Everyone)

Saturday December 15, 9 am to noon (Everyone)



To sign up please email or call the EOC at 381-1112.

Please Note: Outside agencies may take classes if room is available, priority will be given to Highlands County Fire Service volunteers and personnel.

Please click here for a list of State Fire Training Providers.

 Available Online Courses


Courage to be Safe

This course is a provocative and moving presentation by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, through the Everyone Goes Home® Program, that is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.

Building on the untold story of line of duty death survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death. This presentation provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line of duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day.


ICS Classes:

ICS 100: Introduction to Incident Command System
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

ICS 200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. 
Prerequisites: ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System is required.

ICS 700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

ICS 800: National Response Framework, an Introduction
This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Response Framework and the ways it is applied in actual response situations.