The Certificate of Achievement for Fire Fighter Academy is based on the Certification Training Standards and the Uniform Fire Technology curriculum as approved by the State Board of Fire Services and the California Fire Chiefs Association. Fire Technology core courses align with the California C-ID program and the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum: Associate's (Core). All Fire Academy coursework is taught to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 - Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Successful completion of the Fire Fighter I Academy prepares the pre-employment student firefighter with qualifying experience for certification as California Fire Fighter I by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (IFSAC / ProBoard) as administered by the California Office of State Fire Marshal, Division of State Fire Training.
Students currently enrolled in the FireTechnology Degree program are also seeking to complete the Fire Fighter Academy. Many can complete the Fire Fighter Academy Certificate of Achievement within 12 months if the Summer Semester is included. We anticipate 30 to 50 completers per year.
The program goal for the Fire Fighter Academy Certificate of Achievement is to prepare pre-employment candidates for Fire Fighter employment opportunities with the necessary knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to obtain and sustain a career in this highly competitive all-risk first responder profession. Chabot College has continuously offered the Fire Fighter I Academy for 40 years and has maintained Accredited Regional Training Program status with California Office of State Fire Marshal, Division of State Fire Training.
Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:
Due to the need for health and safety training for all firefighters, and core understanding of the professional requirements to obtain, perform, and maintain continuous employment in the career, the courses listed below (required for the Fire Technology degree) are the courses specifically identified to support the Fire Fighter Academy training for the students. Although the EMT course is the desired minimum medical training, State Fire Training has designated the content of EMS 1 as the lowest level medical training for Fire Fighter I certification.
(Y1 or S1)
|Fire Technology 1||Principles of Emergency Services||3||S1|
|Fire Technology 2||Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival||3||S1|
|Fire Technology 7||Health and Fitness for the Fire Service||3||S1|
|Fire Technology 88A||Introduction to Fire Fitness Training||1||S1|
|Fire Technology 10||Introduction to Fire Fighter I Academy||1||S1|
|Fire Technology 11||Fire Fighter I Academy||17||S2|
and completion of one of the following:
(Y1 or S1)
|Emergency Medical Services 1||First Responder||2.5||S1|
|Emergency Medical Services 2||Emergency Medical Technician||7||S3|