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Completion of Fire Protection Organization (Fire Tech 1) and a current California Emergency Medical Service Authority EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic certificate.
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.
Prerequisites: Completion of Fire Protection Organization (Fire Tech 1) and a current California Emergency Medical Service Authority EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic certificate.
Students must enroll in FT 100, Firefighter I Academy (538.5 hours) and KIN 97 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 late July through December, and in the spring, January through May. Classes will be conducted on most weeknights and weekend days. The required 80% academic standard for the Firefighter I Academy is rigorous. Candidates need to be aware at the outset that this will place extraordinary demands on their time and resources.
KIN 97: Monday & Wednesday 1800-2000 (location varies).
FT 100: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 1800-2230, and Saturdays and Sundays 0800-1800
Upon successful completion of the Academy, students will meet the training requirements for the California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I. Student will then be able to apply for the Certification after successful competition of the task book and experience requirement, one year as a Volunteer or Reserve firefighter or six months as an Intern/full time paid firefighter with a California fire department. The California State Fire Marshal’s Office is currently working towards National accredited certification, which is approved by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board). Student completing the Academy will be eligible to apply for these additional certifications in the future.
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.