2017 - 2018 Firefighter I & II

Our Mission

To Educate...Facilitate...Motivate

and prepare our students to proudly serve the community and continuously uphold our

"Commitment to Excellence"

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The Application Process


You are completing the online application for the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety's Firefighter I & II program. Upon successful completion of this 450 hour program you will receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible to take the state of Florida performance objective skills test and the written competency exam to obtain your Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.

This application is 4 pages and the student is required to complete all four.
Page 1: Firefighter I & II Application (this page).
Page 2: Select the class start date.
Page 3: Verify the class selection date.
Page 4: Application payment.

All students are required to complete this application along with paying the application fee.

Please be advised that you are entering into a binding contract with the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety.

Applications will not be reviewed without a paid application fee. If the application fee is not paid, your application will be set to incomplete and you will risk the class being sold out.

The email you identify in this application will be used as the primary means of communication, including informing you of your application status. Check your email regularly!

All applications are pending until they have been reviewed for accuracy and the student is notified of acceptance.

Once you select Submit Application, you will be provided the class selection screen in order to select which start date you would like to apply for (if applicable).

Thank you for choosing the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety as your educational provider.

Did You Do Your Due Diligence?

Deciding to enroll at the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety to pursue your dream of becoming a Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic in the State of Florida is a huge step. This is a para-military organization that will require you to excel on every level in order to achieve success. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and sacrifice to achieve your career goals. On our website, we have taken measures to assist you in choosing the right class that makes the most sense for you. Please be sure you review it carefully in order to understand what will be expected of you.

The Program Catalog and Student Reference Guide is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the CSRIPS website when you hover on the About Us tab. It is up to you, the student, to review the catalog and understand the refund policy, the code of conduct and rules and regulations you will be held to. There will be an open book exam on this catalog upon acceptance of the program. The intent is not fail the student but to ensure the student is aware of the rules and knows where to find them.

Student Information

If you are a returning student, please enter the primary email you have on record. A different email will cause a duplicate record to be created and may delay your application in being processed.

If your email is already in the system, once you enter your email and name, you will be asked to verify your information and then your application will be auto populated.

Click here for instructions on how to obtain an FCDICE number.

Emergency Contact Information

In the event of an emergency, who should we notify?

Parent/Guardian Information

If you are under the age of 18, you must complete this section.


Because not all pre-requisite are due at the time of application (some are due after application but prior to the start of class), this list is not all inclusive. Please visit the Firefighter I & II course description for complete details.

Students must successfully complete the Entrance PAT at the Coral Springs Regional Insititute of Public Safety. The Entrance PAT is offered a minimum of 4 times per year and is valid for 1 year. Your Entrance PAT must be valid on the first day of class. If you do not have a valid Entrance PAT or have yet to take the Entrance PAT, your application will not be accepted. Please visit the PAT tab on the csrips.org home page to see the Entrance PAT schedule.

Upon applying for the Firefighter I & II program and the close of the registration period, students will receive emailed instructions on how to complete the background check process for the State of Florida and also SCBA Mask information. Both of these must be completed prior to Day 1 otherwise the student will be subject to disciplinary actions.

Must be signed and box 1 or box 2 signed also

Must be signed

EMS Requirements

Please read this carefully.

1. Do you have your Paramedic license? yes or no
2. Do you have your EMT license? yes or no
3. Did you complete EMT and receive your Certificate of Completion? yes or no

If you have answered no to all of these questions, than you will need to take the EMR Course. Once you complete your application, the class manager will notify on how to register for the EMR course.

If you answered yes to number 3, than you can take the EMR Challenge. Once you complete your application, the class manager will notify on how to register for the EMR Challenge. You must upload a copy of the Certificate of Completion for EMT in order to qualify for the EMR Challenge.

If you have answered yes to questions 1 or 2, you have satisfied the EMR requirement and will not have to complete the EMR Course or Challenge. You are still required to upload a copy of your license in the proper field.

Once the registration period has closed, students will be notified of the date for the EMR course/challenge. The cost for EMR full course or EMR Challenge is separate from the Firefighter I & II fees.

You can upload your NREMT cert if you are waiting on your state cert)

Veterans Affairs

If you plan to utilize your GI benefits, you are required to complete this section.

Individual Education Plan (IEP)

It is the responsibility of the Chief Training Officer to ensure the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA provides civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. These rights are parallel to those rights that have been established by the federal government for women and minorities. A qualified individual with a disability cannot be denied admittance to participation in or benefit from goods services, facilities, programs, privileges, advantages, or accommodations at the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety.

If a student enrolls in CSRIPS and he/she has a disability, it is the responsibility of the student to indicate they possess an IEP on this application. Only Transition IEP's from a school district are accepted. IEP's must be declared at the time of application and there is no guarantee that accommodations can be granted. A review with the Chief of Training and Accreditation Coordinator will be conducted prior to acceptance into the program. No IEP's will accepted after registration closes.

For further information regarding a student with an IEP, please refer to the Americans with Disabilities Act section of the Program Catalog and Student Reference Guide on the csrips.org website.

Please keep in mind there are Special Requirements outlined in the Program Catalog and Student Reference Guide for the Firefighter I & II program. Although not specifically tested for prior to admission, these requirements are directly related to the job of a Firefighter. Further job requirements and restrictions can be found at on the website of the Division of State Fire Marshal.

Student Enrollment Agreement

Students will be provided the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) through their MyCSRIPS student portal once they are accepted. The SEA must be accepted in order for the student to complete the registration process. This document will reiterate the Refund Policy, withdrawal procedures, transfers of credit, and communications which are all part of the Program Catalog and Student Reference Guide.

If the SEA is not accepted, your application will not be considered complete and you will not be enrolled.

Florida Prepaid

Please indicate if you will be using Florida Prepaid benefits. If you are, you must upload a copy of your Matriculation ID. If you do not have your Matriculation ID, you must contact Florida Prepaid to receive an electronic copy.

Click here for an example.


APPLICATION FEE (Non-Refundable)


TUITION (due November 24, 2017)




This agreement is not contingent upon receiving financial aid or veteran's benefits. CSRIPS reserves the right to withhold the Certificate of Completion or dismiss any student for maintaining poor academic standing, excessive absences, failure to comply with the rules and regulations of CSRIPS as stated in current literature or for nonpayment of tuition and fees when due.

There is no penalty for prepayment. A student has the option of paying weekly, monthly, etc, as long as the balance due on the given due date is met.

The following fees are separate from those listed above:

Books are separate. Estimated books from $250.

Bunker Gear Rental. Estimated at $1000.00

Entrance PAT (separate registration). $60.00

Fingerprint process (Background check): $47.00

State Exam Fee: $30.00

Release and Waiver


In consideration for my acceptance to a training, testing, and/or educational program at the City of Coral Springs, I agree to sign this Release and Waiver. Accordingly, I agree to unconditionally release, waive, and discharge the City of Coral Springs, its Commission members, employees, agents, and servants, all hereafter referred to as “releases,” from all claims and causes of action, that I, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin, may have for any loss, damage, or injury to person or property, whether caused by the negligence, or otherwise of the releases in connection with my participation in any training, testing, and/or educational program at the City of Coral Springs. In addition, I agree to indemnify completely, the releases against all claims, demands, made by or on behalf of me in relation to my participation in any training, testing, and/or educational program and all causes of actions arising out of my own actions or involvement with the City of Coral Springs.

The physical requirements for the training, testing, and/or education program that I want to participate in have been explained to me and I certify and warrant that I am in good health and physical condition and able to participate in all activities that may be required. I also understand that I may come into contact with hazards, including but not limited to, blood borne pathogens, fire, and hazardous chemicals that may cause great bodily injury or death. I fully realize and appreciate the foregoing risks and freely and voluntarily accept those risks. Additionally, I agree to adhere to the applicable rules and regulations of the City of Coral Springs.

In addition, I authorize the City of Coral Springs or its agent to conduct a required criminal background check. I understand and authorize the City of Coral Springs to disclose this information to any and all clinical sites I may be involved with during my education at the City of Coral Springs. I understand and agree that I may be denied entry into the program, or removed from the program, due to an unacceptable criminal background, as determined by the City of Coral Springs, in their sole discretion.


I expressly agree that this Release and Waiver is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Florida, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall notwithstanding, continue in full force and effect.

Photo Video Audio Release and Waiver

I hereby confer on the City of Coral Springs the absolute, irrevocable right and permission to use my image, and/or my child's image, in City media that includes but is not limited to print, digital or video format, for the purposes of public information, historical documentation, and/or promotion of City events and activities. I give my consent freely, with the understanding that no remuneration of compensation will be forthcoming.

Additional Information

Please complete the following information to better assist us.

Thank You

Thank you for completing your online application for the Firefighter I & II program.

You will then move to the application payment screen. Your application fee is required to process your application. As a reminder, your application will not be reviewed and you will risk the class selling out if you do not make payment right away.


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