Professional Standards

Training
Jeff Ward, Assistant Chief

The Professional Standards/Training section is responsible for the initial orientation and training of all new recruits, as well as continuing education and training for our 400 plus firefighters. Our mission is to serve the fire service and community by being committed to develop and deliver effective training and assessment, with an emphasis on the safety and health of participants. This is accomplished by delivering fire, EMS, officer, and special operations training through a number of formats. Most of our educational courses, training classes, and multi-company drills are offered to the surrounding cities participating in our First Response agreement, as well as the tri-county and state region, and are FCDICE-approved for continuing education credit at the State level.

Professional Standards/Training is located in a state-of-the-art facility located at 201 Valentine Way in Longwood. Opened in Fall 2007, the training facility currently has a 5½-story training tower, pressurized rail car, various hazmat training aids and props, and several confined space training areas. The Training Center is now nationally-recognized as a Professional Testing Center for the National Testing Network, providing test administration services for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and FireTEAM test.
 

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  HOT LINKS

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)                  
Florida State Fire College
National Fire Academy
NFA Online