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Fire Fighter I Academy

The Fire Fighter I Academy is an intensive training program
which academically prepares students for entry-level jobs in
the fire fighting field. The California State Fire Fighter I curriculum
and Emergency Medical Technician guidelines are
followed throughout the program and cover the basic skills
and knowledge needed to work in the fire service field.

While
students who are not yet 18 years of age may enroll in the
academy, they must be 18 years of age or older to complete
the EMT portion of the class and successfully complete the
academy. Students must also provide a physician’s approval to
participate in the physical training portion of the academy.

Students who successfully complete the academy may be
certified by the State of California after completing either one
year as a volunteer fire fighter or six months as a paid fire
fighter with a California fire department. To assist graduates
of the academy in obtaining the required experience at a
California fire department, Yuba College also offers the Fire
Technology Practicum.

FIRE FIGHTER I
(Certificate of Achievement)

FIRTC 64 Fire Fighter I Academy…………………………………………………..26 Units

Certificates of Training that students may earn within the
Fire Fighter I Academy include the following:

  • BASIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM – ICS 200 (Certificate
    of Training)
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN I
    (Certificate of Achievement)
  • FIRTC 64—Firefighter I Academy (26 units)

Provide students with basic skills and knowledge to work in fire service.
California State Firefighter I curriculum and emergency medical technician
(EMT) guidelines will be followed. Provides training in basic concepts including
fire department organization, fire control, equipment operation, prevention,
protection, hose, nozzles, and breathing apparatus. Includes physical training.
Prerequisite: Must be 18 years of age or older to complete the EMT portion of the
class and successfully complete academy. Assessment exam and Physician’s
release is required.