Fire Fighter Minimum Standards, Certificate


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Firefighter Minimum Standards I & II Spring 2015 (January through June)

Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification application acceptance for North Naples Training Center – The program is a limited program; therefore, it is highly recommended that you submit your application early. The application instructions is located at the bottom of this page under downloads. It has all instructions to complete the application packet.

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

August 25, 2014 to November 13, 2014, Monday through Thursday 9am- 4pm (No Fridays)

In Person

Program applications are accepted at the following location:
Fort Myers (Lee Campus)
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Building B, Room 135A (back of building in the lab B134)
Parking Lot 2



This program will provide training for Southwest Florida firefighters in partnership with the North Naples Fire Training Center. This program is designed to prepare students to be eligible to sit for the State of Florida Firefighter II Certification exam. Students must satisfy the requirements set forth in NFPA 1001 and Florida State Statute 69A-37. This is a 510-hour course that runs for 6 months. Classes are held in Naples on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. The cost for this course varies due to equipment needs. Approximately $4100 will cover course application, gear rental (if needed), uniforms, books, testing, fingerprints, etc.

The Firefighter I & II certificate is a limited admission program. The application can be downloaded below. This program has limited enrollment and is based on completed applications received during specified periods.

The Firefighter Minimum Standards Program is a physically challenging course that includes extensive classroom and practical filed components. To ensure candidates are physically and mentally prepared for the vigor’s of the program, all candidates must successfully pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to being accepted into the program.

Included in the application fee are three (3) two (2) hour sessions of the Practice Physical Ability Testing (PPAT). The PPAT is not mandatory but, will allow the applicant to be better prepared and become familiar with the components of the PAT (Physical Ability Test). Additional practices sessions can be purchased for $55.00 each. Please refer to the Firefighter Certification Program Instructions and Application for further details and dates of the PPAT..

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-489-9392


Downloads and Links


Program Contacts E-mail Phone
Mike Jimenez
   Academy Coordinator

239-289-4100

Linda Welch
   Instructional Assistant

239-489-9409

Cassie Steves-Lopez
   Instructional Assistant
239-985-3495


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