Advanced Firefighter & EMT

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The Southwest Florida Fire Academy in conjunction with the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy is pleased to announce we will now be offering continuing and advanced classes for firefighters. All of the classes offered at the Academy will be approved by the State for credit into FCDICE upon completion. Most classes are available for offsite instruction. Please contact us to schedule.

Updated: 06-27-22 = REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Our current class offerings are listed below:

  • Live Fire Training Instructor Refresher (8-hours) = July 1, 2022
  • Live Fire Adjunct Instructor (16-hours) = July 1st and 8th, 2022

The Program Registration form and class fliers are on the Advanced Firefighter Forms & Documents tab above.

***The registration deadline is June 27, 2022 by 8am***

If you have questions pertaining to the class please call or e-mail John Wayne at 239-334-3897 or

To register for the class, please e-mail John Wayne at  Please include your name, telephone # and your FCDICE #.


Contact Info :

John R. Wayne
Fire Academy Coordinator

Cassandra Wallace
Assistant to the Fire Academy 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.