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State Certified Classes

Some of our State Certified Classes that we give.

Firefighting Tactics & Strategies 2 – FFP 2811

Firefighting Tactics and Strategies 2 covers multiple fire company operations, logistics, strategy, use of mutual aid forces and conflagration control. The course is intended for officers who may be in command of fires and other emergencies involving close coordination and maximum use of large amounts of manpower and equipment. Typical tactical situations and case histories are given.

Fire Prevention Practices – FFP 1505

A study of fire inspection practices, including such items as purpose; definition; Fire Prevention Bureau activities; hazards; fire behavior; fire causes; types of construction including structural features, flame spread, occupancy and fire-load; inspection techniques; conducting inspections.

——-Company Officer—— FFP 2720

Designed to assist fire officers in solving the varied problems and situations they will be required to manage effectively in today’s ever-changing fire service. The curriculum includes a review of fire department organization and administration, management theory, leadership, communication, motivation, and small group dynamics.

Hazardous Materials Technician – FSFC 508

The objectives of the course are to teach participants: to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to select and use the proper chemical protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials Technician…..

About Us

The primary purpose of Friends of Tampa Firefighters, Inc. is to raise funds which will be used to establish firefighter memorials, dedications and programs benefiting the Tampa Bay area. Funds will be raised through corporate sponsorships and individual donations. The organization will also offer training programs and provide logistical support, including audio/visual equipment, classroom space and subject matter experts to raise the level of competence of area firefighters. Funds generated through enrollment fees for such programs will be used to defray the cost of the programs and to underwrite the charitable endeavors of the organization. Tampa Fire Rescue has a tradition of over 116 years of excellent service to the community and the citizens we serve. We are very proud of our service delivery and the professionalism we bring in an emergency.

This is a picture of FDNY Firefighter Adam Rand. He was assigned to Squad 288 and responded to WTC on 9/11. Adam lost his life along with 342 of his brothers. Adam had just gotten engaged to his longtime girlfriend a couple of weeks before. This Young man was also a cousin to retired TFR Captain Robert Barnett . We honor the memory of Adam and all those who were lost 15 years ago. Rest easy Adam, we've got it from here. 343. ...

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This is a photo of 10 ENGINE and 10 TRUCK. Both were destroyed on 9/11 as they were the first units to respond to the WTC. Ten House is on Liberty Street just steps away from the former WTC site. Ten House lost six crew members that day. As you can see in the photo, the Twin Towers are in the background and the apparatus shown are the two actual rigs destroyed. 343. ...

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As we near the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we want to take some time to reflect on the brothers who were lost and all of the other souls who perished. Please feel free to leave your comments and share any stories that you would like. 343. ...

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Certified Instructors

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Capt. Bill Townsend

Florida State Certified Instructor III
Florida State Certified Instructor III and holds Florida State Certifications as Fire Officer II, Firesafety Inspector I, Hazardous Materials Technician, Live Fire Training Instructor I, Pump Operator and Paramedic.
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Capt. Schumacher

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Capt. Tony Perez

Florida State Certified Instructor I
Florida State Certified Instructor I and holds Florida State Certifications as Fire Officer II, Fire safety Inspector I, Live Fire Training Instructor II, Pump Operator and Paramedic.

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