Applications are available starting 8:00am on October 7.
Deadline to submit the application is 4:30pm October 21.
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The Firefighter I Academy is offered through partnerships with the Placer and Nevada County Fire Chief’s Associations and The City of Roseville Fire Department. Sierra College is recognized by the California State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Fire Services as an Accredited Regional Training Program.
Students must enroll in FT 100, Firefighter I Academy (500 hours) and PE 200 Fire Academy Physical Training (80 hours). Prerequisites to the Academy require completion of Fire Technology 1, Fire Protection Organization and Health Science 2, Emergency Medical Technician.
The Firefighter I Academy is offered in an extended format (evenings and weekend classes), which enables students to maintain employment while preparing for a career in the fire service. The fall Academy is held August through December, and in the spring, January through late May.
Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday nights and on Saturdays. Classes may also be scheduled on some Friday nights and Sundays. The Physical Training classes meet on Monday and Wednesday nights.
Individuals completing the Academy may apply to the State of California for a Firefighter I Certificate after successfully completing either one year as a volunteer firefighter or six months as a paid firefighter with a California fire department.
Acceptance into the Fire Academy is by an application process, which includes a physical examination. Applications for the Academy are available in April for the fall academy and October for the spring academy.
Guides firefighters to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior.
Is the mental, moral and physical strength ingrained in firefighters.
The selfless devotion to an act or course of action that is required of one's position.
Tim Palmer is the Fire Technology Coordinator at Sierra College. Tim has over 30 years of fire service experience having served as a... More