The public fire service program is designed to provide occupational preparation in federal, state, local, and private fire protection agencies and for those desiring to enter fire service work in such areas as firefighting with emphasis in fire prevention, inspection, and safety practices. Completion of the Fire Academy 060 course is recognized by the California State Board of Fire Services as meeting the requirements for Certified Firefighter 1 Training Academy and college and university preparation. The units earned in The Fire Academy 060 are nontransferable. Prerequisites to the Basic Fire Academy include All Fire Technology core courses, meeting the NFPA 1582 medical standards, passing the physical ability test and completing Emergency Medical Technician I course, taking and passing the National EMT Certification Exam, and receiving certification in the State of California.
Students will demonstrate written and verbal communication skills required for entry-level Firefighter positions.
Students will demonstrate skills that meet the National Fire Protection Standard 1001 for Fire Fighter; California State Fire Marshal standards for Firefighter I Trained and the recommendations of the Fire Technology Dept. Advisory Board.
Students will analyze emergency and hazardous conditions that are inherent to the firefighting profession.
Orientation and Physical Fitness
Firefighter I Physical Ability Examination
Basic Fire Academy
Fire Protection Organization
Fire Behavior and Combustion
Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
Building Construction for Fire Protection
Fire Protection Systems
Physical Fitness for Public Safety Personnel
Physical Fitness for Public Safety Personnel - Performance and Assessment