Firefighter I Basic Training Academy Certificate of Achievement
The objective of this certificate is to develop the skills required for Firefighter I Certification and to develop the teamwork skills, attitudes and public service commitment necessary for employment in the fire service. Completion of this certificate may lead to entry-level employment as a firefighter in the public or private sectors. The Firefighter I Basic Training Academy is approved by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office as an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP).
Admission: Open to all students who have completed the prerequisite courses. Registration is limited to class size restrictions. Contact the Fire Technology program for application materials.
Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of (18) eighteen units of prescribed coursework. A minimum grade of "C" must be maintained in all required coursework to remain in the Fire Academy and to receive the Firefighter I Basic Training Academy Certificate. NOTE: A "C" or better in these courses is considered to be 80% or higher.
EMT-I Emergency Medical Technician I certification. (Applicants must provide current National Registry card
or local EMSA card.)
Completion of either a "CPAT" (Candidate Physical Ability Test) or the Biddle Physical Agility Test within four months prior to the first day of the academy.
Completed Medical Clearance for Firefighters.
Total Credit Hours: 18.00
A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:
- Participate successfully in a culturally diverse environment.
- Develop effective interpersonal communication skills.
- Solve problems and makes decisions inherent to the profession.