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) certificates in several areas. After completing the program, you must successfully pass the Firefighter 1 Certification Examination. You will then be able to apply for certification after successful completion of a task book and experience requirement, one year as a volunteer or reserve firefighter or six months as a full-time paid firefighter.
What is the Firefighter I Certification Examination?
Anyone completing the Firefighter I program must complete a skills and written examination process before becoming 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.
Where do I sign up?
A mandatory orientation meeting is held during summer quarter. Students must attend in order to be eligible for registration. Based on student demand for the program, a lottery system for available seats will be conducted.
• 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, HEA140A, and WLD107B. Prerequisites will be verified by the instructor on the first day of class.
• Completion of HEA106 (Emergency Medical Responder) or EMR card, OR Completion of HEA140A (Emergency Medical Technician) with a "B" or better or equivalent EMT course certificate of completion.
• A physician's clearance is required for participation.
Program Learning Outcomes
• Define fire department organization and culture, and the expectations of entry-level fire department personnel
• Demonstrate knowledge of fire department equipment through the selection and application of equipment for given firefighting tasks
• Analyze and assess firefighter hazards inherent to the profession
• Communicate effectively through multiple methods of communication including: written, electronic, face to face, and radio transmitted messages
• Demonstrate knowledge of strategies, tactics and incident command through the selection and implementation of firefighting methods, and the application of the Emergency Command System
• Demonstrate safe practices by using minimum standard safety procedures. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-I
Competition 12 Months Graduation Rate N/A Job Placement Rate N/A Related Occupations Cost of On Campus Living N/A Costs Tuition and Fees $1,560 Books and Supplies $3,582 Financing Options • Federal Student Loans = N/A • Private Loans = N/A • Institutional Loans = N/A Credential Code: 1, TOP Code: 213300, CIP Code: 51.1501, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC):
Job Placement Rate
Cost of On Campus Living
Costs Tuition and Fees
Books and Supplies
• Federal Student Loans = N/A
• Private Loans = N/A
• Institutional Loans = N/A
Credential Code: 1, TOP Code: 213300, CIP Code: 51.1501, Standard Occupational Classification(SOC): 33-1021.01