Skip to Content    Skip to Footer
Fire fighter students with water hose at EFSC Fire Training Center

Fire Training Center

Eastern Florida State College offers a wide array of academic and specialized fire training programs. Whether you're interested in getting started in the field of firefighting or want to increase your knowledge through advanced courses, EFSC's Fire Training Center on the Palm Bay Campus has the right program for you.

We have the hands-on Fire Academy training required to become a state-certified firefighter. Plus we offer college-credit and continuing education options to maintain certification or add management skills through a Fire Science Technology Associate degree that can also prepare graduates to pursue a bachelor degree.

Fire Training Center

Get in Touch

Contact Information

Bill Klein, Program Manager

Scott Manning, Fire Academy Chief

Jessica Antus, Coordinator

Request Advising Appointment

Explore EFSC Fire Training Center Program Options

Use the links for details on each program. Get in touch with Training Center staff and request an advising appointment to review your individual situation and develop the plan to achieve your goals.

Fire Training Center Photo Gallery

Group photo of fire science/firefighter students standing beside a fire truck
Group photo of fire fighter student recruits posing in front of the fire academy tower during a group activity
Practical exercise at Palm Bay's fire academy: Student performing rappelling while simulating a rescue
firefighter student poses in front of a car without its room with a smile while holding her helmet
firefighter students participating in a training activity at the fire academy building working with a sprinkler system
fire science students taking apart a car as part of an exercise to become familiar with the tools of the trade and working together as a team
An instructor looks on as students work together to climb a ladder into a window of the fire academy tower
firefighter student participates in a training activity that involves navigating a burning building
Group photo of firefighter training recruit group posing for a photo with their instructors, tools, and gear in front of a fire truck.
Firefighter students work together to put out a controlled fire
Two fire fighter students review their book materials as they work in a room with firefighting gear
firefighter students working from the inside of the fire academy tower to use a hose and spray water outside of a window to simulate different ways to put out fires