Florida Fire Fighters: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Fire Fighters in Florida

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Fast Facts for Fire Fighters in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Coast, Palm Bay and Cape Coral
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tampa, Lakeland and Tallahassee
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

Salaries for Fire Fighters in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Naples

Schools for Fire Fighters in Florida are listed below.

Selected Fire Fighting Schools in Florida

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More Florida Fire Fighting Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Brevard Community College Cocoa Associate 14,496
Broward College Fort Lauderdale Associate 31,730
Central Florida Community College Ocala Associate 6,210
Chipola College Marianna Bachelor 2,144
Daytona State College Daytona Beach Bachelor 13,675
Edison State College Fort Myers Bachelor 11,369
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Bachelor 24,939
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City Associate 5,758
Hillsborough Community College Tampa Associate 22,621
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Bachelor 14,932
Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg Associate 3,904
Manatee Community College Bradenton Associate 9,869
Miami Dade College Miami Bachelor 54,094
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth Associate 22,881
Pensacola Junior College Pensacola Associate 10,728
Polk Community College Winter Haven Associate 7,757
Saint Johns River Community College Palatka Associate 5,111
Santa Fe College Gainesville Associate 14,824
Seminole Community College Sanford Associate 12,745
South Florida Community College Avon Park Associate 2,787
St Petersburg College Clearwater Bachelor 25,450
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee Associate 13,776
University of Florida Gainesville Doctorate & First Professional 51,725

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fire Fighters

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Fire Fighters

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Fire Fighters relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 380 $40020 1.3
Jacksonville 1530 $42240 1.06
Cape Coral 1050 $52550 1.92
Fort Myers 1050 $52550 1.92
Crestview 500 $41280 2.13
Fort Walton Beach 500 $41280 2.13
Destin 500 $41280 2.13
Deltona 810 $36530 1.91
Daytona Beach 810 $36530 1.91
Ormond Beach 810 $36530 1.91
Orlando 3100 $39480 1.2
Kissimmee 3100 $39480 1.2
Sanford 3100 $39480 1.2
Palm Bay 850 $42110 1.87
Melbourne 850 $42110 1.87
Titusville 850 $42110 1.87
Panama City 330 $33790 1.77
Pensacola 370 $34040 1
Ferry Pass 370 $34040 1
Brent 370 $34040 1
Port St. Lucie 490 $66600 1.62
Lakeland 600 $33220 1.27
Winter Haven 600 $33220 1.27
Miami 6950 $72440 1.23
Fort Lauderdale 6950 $72440 1.23
West Palm Beach 6950 $72440 1.23
Naples 400 $55770 1.32
Immokalee 400 $55770 1.32
Marco Island 400 $55770 1.32
North Port 830 $48440 1.31
Sarasota 830 $48440 1.31
Bradenton 830 $48440 1.31
Ocala 530 $30360 2.39
Sebring 70 $28180 1.26
Tallahassee 340 $39620 0.92
Tampa 3140 $45020 1.12
St. Petersburg 3140 $45020 1.12
Clearwater 3140 $45020 1.12
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