Flagler County Fire Rescue, in cooperation with the Flagler County School Board, has developed a classroom-to-career curriculum called "Fire Leadership Academy" that begins in the second semester of the 2016-17 school year. Students enroll in the four-year program during their freshman year, and will have the potential to certify to "Firefighter 2" under Florida State Standards. The state-certified Fire Leadership Academy will provide all course materials on the high school campus. Students will also be encouraged to enroll in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training through the Flagler Technical Institute, using Flagler County Fire Rescue instructors and equipment.
This coursework has been granted approvals through the Florida State Bureau of Standards and Training, as well as through the Florida State Fire College, and the Florida State Department of Education. It is the first course of its kind in the nation that goes further than preparing students enter a fire academy; it prepares students to enter the workplace.