Students attending this academy are introduced to the healthcare and public safety fields. The cadets are trained as Emergency Medical Responders and Firefighters. The curriculum covers basic firefighting skills in Firefighting 1, 2 and 3. The Health Science courses cover the basic medical skills such as CPR, patient assessment and first aid. During their senior year, students have the opportunity to dual enroll in Santa Fe Colleges’ EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program.
The summer following their senior year, students will finish earning their Florida State Firefighter I certification by completing the final live burn scenarios and be eligible for state certification. This is done during the summer following their senior year because students must be 18 years old to participate in the live burn.
Minimum requirement is a 2.5 GPA, no more than 6 unexcused absences, no "major" referrals and teacher recommendation requested.
Career and Technical Education Short Essay Prompts (300 words or less):
What has motivated you to become interested in this career and apply to this/these academy/academies? (Answered for each CTE Program student applies to).
What else would you like us to know about you?
Tentative Magnet Application Timeline
January 7, 2020 – Application Opens
- online application available via a link on sbac.edu
- paper copies will be available at each school, if needed
February 3, 2020 – Application closes
- online applications closes @ 11:59 p.m.
- paper applications must be postmarked by this date
March 30, 2020 – Parent notified of acceptance/waitlist
April 7, 2020 – Parent/Student Commitment deadline
Contact Kim Neal - 352-955-7629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School/Program Specific Questions: Contact the School
Academy of Fire and Emergency Medical Services
What Will I Learn?
Students are trained as Emergency Medical Responders (including CPR certificate), Florida State Firefighter I, and also have the opportunity to dual enroll at Santa Fe College in the Emergency Medical Technician Program.
9th Grade - Principles of Public Service and Health Foundations
10th Grade- Anatomy & Physiology and Firefighting 1
11th Grade- Firefighting 2 and Emergency Medical Responder
12th Grade - Firefighting 3 and Emergency Medical Technician (dual enrolled)