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An Afternoon of Education 2 classes - 3 hrs.

  • February 16, 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Polk State Center for Public Safety (auditorium) 1251 Jim Keene Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33880
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  • This program is free for members
  • This is the registration point for individuals who are not members of FFMIA. NOTE: Members of Polk County Fire Rescue need not register. Space is already reserved for them.

Registration is closed


Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association and
the Polk County Fire Rescue Presents

A Morning of Education

Instructor: John Adler, FFMIA Regional Director
Alachua County, Fire Marshal/Division Chief

 (3 Contact hours approved for Fire Code Administrator,
Fire Safety Inspector and Fire Service Instructors)

Ag Buildings and Fire Prevention: 2hr.
Ag exempt buildings and agri-tourism operations have become a growing concern for fire prevention officials. This 2-hour course discusses how to identify ag exempt buildings and agri-tourism operations. It discusses the different exemptions and allowances as present by Florida State Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code. At the end of the session, students will have a better understanding of the role fire prevention plays in these operations.

Fire Prevention Legislative Updates: 1 hr.
The course prevents an overview of fire and life safety legislation currently being considered in the State of Florida.

Date: Friday February 16th, 2024.

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Polk State
Center for Public Safety - Auditorium
1251 Jim Keene Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Instructor: Division Chief / Fire Marshal John Adler
Division Chief Adler is a 27-year veteran of the Fire Service. Starting at age 17 as a Fire Rescue Explorer, he has held several top positions including Deputy Fire Chief (Hardee County Fire Rescue), Captain of New Construction (Polk County Fire Rescue), and currently Division Chief / Fire Marshal (Alachua County Fire Rescue). He currently holds dual designations from the Center for Public Safety Excellence as a Chief Fire Officer and Fire Marshal. A strong supporter of continuing education in the fire service, he believes that adding “more tools to the toolbox” enhances the working experience of those in the fire service.

Cost: Free for members of the FFMIA            

Not an FFMIA member? Complete the New Member application and pay the membership fee of $95.00 to be able to use the member rate.

Point of Contact:

John Adler, CFO, FM, MIFireE
Fire Marshal / Division Chief
Fire Rescue
911 SE 5th ST • Gainesville • FL • 32601
352-384-3107 (office) • 863-781-1452 (mobile) • 352-384-3157 (fax)


Philip Oakes, Training Coordinator 407-232-2807

RN: Ag Bldg.-19494, Legislature-134069
Class: Ag Bldg.-134067, Legislature-134070

Address: P.O. Box 325 Hobe Sound, Florida 33475-0325        Frequently Asked Questions          

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