Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy

Fire Academy
Health Meta Major IconThe Fire Academy at Lake Tahoe Community College is offered through partnerships with the Lake Valley Fire Protection District, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, Eastern Alpine County Fire Rescue, and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District. Lake Tahoe Community College is recognized by the California State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Fire Services as an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP).
 
The Fire Academy is offered in an extended three-quarter format (fall, winter and spring). This enables students to maintain employment while preparing for a career in fire service. The Fire Academy is held September through June. Classes are held on Mondays and Saturdays (7:30am to 5:30pm) with occasional changes, plus, 12 hours TBA, in winter/spring quarters. The Academy's required 80% academic standard and intense physical requirements are rigorous. Candidates need to be aware that the program places extraordinary demands on time and resources. Students are required to have reliable transportation since the majority of the classes meet at various off campus training facilities, up to 35 miles from the college campus. 
 

Applicants planning to enter the LTBFA for FALL 2021 are REQUIRED to attend a SUMMER MANDATORY LTBFA orientation on Wednesday, August 4th, 6:00 p.m. in the Library Plaza (outside). Reservations are not required.

 

 
See current catalog for details.
 
B. REQUIRED COURSES
All courses from the following (46.75 units):
FIR 170A Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part 1 (12)
FIR 170B Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part 2 (12)
FIR 170C Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part 3 (12)
HEA 140C Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (10.75)
 
C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90 units

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A. REQUIRED COURSES:

All courses from the following (36 units):
FIR 170A Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part 1 (12)
FIR 170B Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part 2 (12)
FIR 170C Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part 3 (12)

There are A NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS that you can apply for each spring. Scholarships make it possible to earn money for college that does not ever need to be repaid. While some of LTCC's scholarships are competitive, there is a wide variety available you can apply for for free that are awarded based on all kinds of qualities and interests.

• A minimum of 21 hours of Public Safety First Aid and CPR certification as documented in the California Health and Safety Code 1797.182. 

 Courses at LTCC that exceed this prerequisite include HEA106, HEA140C, and WLD107B.  Prerequisites will be verified by the instructor before the first day of class. Please bring a copy of your prerequisites documentation to the SUMMER MANDATORY LTBFA Orientation on Wednesday, August 4th, 6:00 p.m. in the Library Plaza (outside). Reservations are not required.

• Completion of HEA106 (Emergency Medical Responder) or EMR card, OR Completion of HEA140C (Emergency Medical Technician) with a "B" or better or equivalent EMT course certificate of completion.

•  A physician's clearance is required for participation.

Interested in attending the LTBFA? Fill out the form below:

 
 

What do I get when I complete the Fire Academy?

You will receive a certificate of completion for the training hours required by the State Fire Marshal's Office for Firefighter I, along with Fire Service Training & Education Program (FSTEP) and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certificates in several areas. After completing our program, you must successfully complete the Firefighter 1 Certification Examination. At that time, you will be eligible to apply for the actual Firefighter I certificate through the Fire Marshal's Office with the approval of a California Fire Chief.

What is the Firefighter I Certification Examination?

Beginning January 2020, anyone completing a Firefighter I academy must successfully complete a skills and written examination process before they can become certified. The evaluators for the testing process must be certified by the California State Fire Training and must be different than the instructors who taught at your fire academy. More information will be provide during the LTBFA.

Where do I sign up?

Applicants planning to enter the LTBFA for FALL 2021 are REQUIRED to attend a SUMMER MANDATORY orientation on Wednesday, August 4th, 6:00 p.m. in the Library Plaza (outside). Reservations are not required.

  • Questions? Contact Jamie Rhone at (530) 541-4660 x 583

We’d love to have you join us at Lake Tahoe Community College. To learn more, please email our Fire Academy Coordinator Kileigh Labrado to set up a meeting and bring copies of prerequisites documentation. Please refer to specific requirements below.

 

Have a question?

We’re just a call or email away:

Lake Tahoe Community College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
enrollmentservices@ltcc.edu
(530) 541-4660 x 211

 

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    Kileigh Labrado
    Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy Coordinator & Instructor