Florida ranks high for fire science schools

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 Of the top 80 institutions in the U.S. providing the best return on investment to emergency medical technician (EMT) graduates, 20 institutions belong to the Florida College System (FCS). Fire Science Online identified the top programs to help students and families make informed decisions.

“People’s lives depend on the quality of care provided by EMTs and paramedics,” said FCS Chancellor Randy Hanna. “I commend our colleges for providing the job training needed to ensure the needs of our state are met while helping graduates achieve significant return on their investments.”

Florida led the rankings as the state with the most institutions named to the top 80:

•Broward College (20)

•College of Central Florida (21)

•Santa Fe College (27)

•Hillsborough Community College (28)

•Eastern Florida State College (29)

•Pensacola State College (30)

•Florida State College at Jacksonville (31)

•Tallahassee Community College (32)

•Gulf Coast State College (33)

•Pasco-Hernando Community College (36)

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