Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy
You Hear the Call - Get the Skills & Certifications You Need to Serve
Students who are accepted into the program should expect to meet on Tuesdays at LTCC's South Lake Tahoe campus, and Fridays and Saturdays in Carson City, NV (approximately 30 miles from campus) from 7am-6pm each week. The Fire Academy can help coordinate transportation for cadets who need assistance.
FIR 191N Special Topic: Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part B (12)
HEA 131BD Special Topic: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (12.25)
A. REQUIRED COURSES:
FIR 1191N Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, Part B (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, HEA131BD, and WLD107A
& WLD107B. Prerequisites will be verified by the instructor before the first day of
- Completion of HEA106 (Emergency Medical Responder) or EMR card, OR Completion of HEA131BD (ST: Emergency Medical Technician) with a "B" grade or better, or equivalent EMT course certificate of completion.
Successfully pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), the recognized standard for measuring a person's ability to handle the physical demands of being a firefighter. The timed test measures how cadets handle eight separate events that are designed to mirror real-world tasks on the job.
- A physician's clearance is required for participation in the Fire Academy.
Interested in attending the LTBFA? Fill out this form:
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?
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 who plan to enter the LTBFA are first REQUIRED to take FIR191P, being offered in Summer 2023. Check our Summer/Fall Schedule of Classes for more information about registering.
We'd love to have you join us at Lake Tahoe Community College's Fire Academy! To learn more, please complete the "Get More Info" contact form above for more information.