Fire Training

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

L-950 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander - August 13-17 - 8:30 AM - 5:00PM (Sign up through SERT TRAC)

Fire Service Hydraulics (APTC1301) - Septemeber/October (shift friendly) - Station 19

Apparatus Operations (ATPC1302) - October/November (shift friendly) - Station 19

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

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

Fuel Transport Emergencies Training

The above training provide instruction on these topics for deal with fuel transport fires:

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Fuel Transport
Design, Construction, Safety Features and Loading

Chapter 2 – Responding to a Leak
ooming, Containment, Air Monitoring and Vapor Suppression

Chapter 3 – Responding to a Fire
Size-up rescue, Foam application rates & proportioning and decision- making

Chapter 4 – Tactics, Training & PPE
Foam training, combination, defensive and offensive operations & responder safety

Each chapter is approximately 7 minutes long.


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.