By: Sharon Aron Baron
Check out this video of the 2015 Coral Springs Fire Academy class and get a first hand look at what these students go through during their training.
Filmed by Adrian Ferguson and Richie Batista, the Fire Academy has a full time class that lasts 11 weeks or a part time class lasting 25 weeks. In the full time class, students are expected to dedicate an average of 15 hours a day to the program if they want to pass.
The Academy even offers a joint venture with Coral Springs High School that will prepare cadets for entry into postgraduate fire academies. This is a three year program and students must be part of the Coral Springs Fire Explorer program, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have excellent attendance, and no disciplinary history. Students can apply for the program beginning in their 10th grade year.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.