Emergency Medical Technician - ATD

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EMT Only

Future EMT ONLY Classes will be available on a limited basis.  When there are openings for any upcoming classes, they will be advertised right here on our website.  Please continue to check back here for any updates or future class openings in lieu of phone calls.


EMT & FIRE Combined

The next Combined program will be held sometime in 2020.  It is unknown at this time when and if we will begin taking applications. Please continue to check back on our website for updates in lieu of phone calls.


This Applied Technology Diploma program prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians to function at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level and treat various medical/trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials.

The content includes patient assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains, poisoning, heart attack, stroke, the unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards, communications, reporting, and extrication and transportation of patient. The student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all types, extrication tools, dressings and bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

This program prepares students for certification as EMT’s in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code.


To be considered for admission into the EMT program each applicant must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a standard High Diploma or GED- Must be from an acceptable accredited agency.
  • Have a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • A Background Check will be required. You must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement to attend the program. There are additional charges that may disqualify you from being able to sit for the state certification test.  Please review for your information  http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/licensing/index.html
  • Be a legal United States Resident.
  • Highly recommended to be Tobacco Free for a minimum of 12 months prior to attending class.
  • Not have a dishonorable discharge from any of the armed forces in the United States.
  • Adhere to Specific requirements for Immunity (separate forms) Immunizations records must be attached to application.
  • Hold a current AHA CPR- BLS for the Healthcare Provider Card.
  • Be Drug Free a minimum of 3-5 years prior, depending on substance use-will be required to take a certified drug test.

Steps to complete to be considered for the EMT program:

  1. Review and print out all the forms for the application
  2. Complete and gather all required forms and information for your  application  (Use the checklist that is provided in the application packet)
  3. Review class dates and the dates that applications will start to be accepted for the class that you are interested on our website – www.swfpsa.orgApplications will not be accepted before the date stated for each class on the website.  Be prepared to turn in your application starting on that date – class rosters are filled by first come first served completed applications.
  4. If the application is complete, the student will be placed on the next available roster until that roster is full. The website will be updated when each upcoming class is full.  **Incomplete applications will not be placed on a class roster**
  5. Once you are placed on a roster, within 60 days of the first day of class, an email will go out with instructions on completing a drug test and background check. There will be a strict deadline that will be adhered to stay on the class roster.   ** Do not complete any background checks or drug tests until asked to do so**
  6. Mandatory Orientation information will be emailed.  The deposit on the tuition fees will be due on that day.
  7. First day of class, balance of tuition fees are due.

Please return application packet to attention Danielle Kirby 

Please refrain from emailing or calling to ask about your application, as soon as it is reviewed you will be contacted by phone call or email.

Course Fee :


In State – $1,677.00
Out of State – $4,158.00

Fire/EMT Combined

In State – $5,571.50
Out of State – $11,343.96

(All course fees must be paid by check, money order or credit card. Cash will not be accepted.)

Quick Info

  • Course Number : EMS 0110
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 10 Weeks 300 hours + 8 hours exams =308
  • Affordable Course Fee : $1,587.00
  • According to O'Net Online, jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are expected to grow much faster than average (22% or higher) from 2012 - 2022.

Contact Info :

Joseph Ursitti
Fire & EMT Program Coordinator

Monica Busbee
Assistant to the Fire & EMT Program Coordinator

The Mission of the Southwest Florida Fire Academy is:

* To offer the highest quality vocational and technical Firefighting programs.
* To train highly competent recruits.
* To assist our graduates with employment in the fire service.
* To enable certified & employed firefighters to upgrade their job skills for career advancement through advanced and specialized training.
* To respond to the educational needs of the citizens, communities, and industries in the Academy’s service area.
* To develop into the highest quality fire school in the State of Florida through the implementation of continuous improvements.


The philosophies of the Southwest Florida Fire Academy are:

* To command excellence is to demand excellence.
* Training requires dedication, diligence, and integrity.
* A disciplined learning environment is required in order to better simulate the demeanor necessary to be effective on the job.
* The two types of failure we will never accept are failure to train and failure to learn, for these failures cost lives.
* We teach as if lives depend on us because they do.