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Bureau of Fire Standards and Training

"By knowing their needs and exceeding their expectations; we enable the success of Florida's Fire and Emergency Services Community!"

As part of the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training approves Florida's firefighter training curricula and certifies Florida fire service training agencies, instructors, and members to ensure they meet industry based standards.  In addition, the Bureau manages the Florida Firefighter Safety and Health program.

The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training operates the Florida State Fire College, located in Ocala, FL.  The current 37-acre campus is a multi-discipline fire and emergency services training center.

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Certifications

Requirements for certifications, FL Firefighter, renewals, course requirements & task books.

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Training Courses

Course curriculum, pricing, textbooks, schedule & CEU information. Register for courses, dorms and books.

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Volunteer Firefighter

Become a FL Volunteer FF, Grants, and "Grow as you GO" Vol FF Training.

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Instructors and Providers

Information for all Instructors, Training Providers, NFA Course Sponsors, and FCDICE Help

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Fire Departments

Helpful FCDICE information for Fire Departments and Employee roster changes, and Department login assistance.

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Supplemental Comp

Earn additional rewards for College degrees. Information, application, and re-entry process.

Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Section Home Pages

Each Section of the Bureau manages a variety of programs and information.

Standards and Certification

Fire certifications, requirements, renewals, Supplemental Compensation, and required Task Books

Training

Class and Instructor approvals, course curriculum, course equivalency process, training events, and online course approval.

Safety and Health

Firefighter Safety and Health resources & compliance, Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) resources, and model safety programs.

Student Services

On-campus resources, FSFC Bookstore, Registration & Dormitory information, class schedule, campus map, and area hotels.

To get a glimpse of where the Fire College is headed; Click on Florida State Fire College Vision 2039 Flyer, or the Learn more button.

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State Fire Marshal Grant Opportunities
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The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training is accredited by the National Board  on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard).

Accreditation is the stamp of approval from a third party (Pro Board) review of the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training's certification system. The review includes all aspects of certification testing including; completeness, fairness, security, validity and correlation to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

Click on the ProBoard Logo for a listing of the accredited Bureau of Firefighter Standards and Training certification programs.

Didn't find what you are looking for, send an email to: 

or call us at (352) 369-2800.

National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program

A multiyear curriculum that introduces emerging emergency services leaders to personal and professional skills in change management

Free access to all NFPA Codes & Standards

As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety, NFPA makes its codes and standards available online to the public for free.

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The information provided on this page is intended to serve as a general reference for first responders and vehicle operators

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Bureau of Fire Standards and Training

Florida State Fire College

11655 NW Gainesville Road

Ocala, FL  34482

(352) 369-2800