Firefighter I Academy information:
NEW: Prerequisite of: EMTC B50 Emergency Medical Technician
The Firefigher 1 Academy is a spring semester course, (January through early June).
APPLICATION & INFORMATION BOOKLET will be available in the fall semester.
A CURRENT "Candidate Physical Ability Test" (CPAT) card is recommended to be submitted with your application. CPAT cards are good for 1 year from the date of issuance.
*We have included a new option of a Bakersfield College course PHED B6FCX CRN 73352. This course earns a certificate to apply toward the FF1 Academy only. At the completion of the Academy a certified CPAT certificate will be required for any future employment.*
The Firefighter I academy will start in the spring semester. Fees will be approximately $1,304.00 for uniforms, and equipment and tuition. Course length will be from January to May, and will meet on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and weekends Sat. & Sun. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Total semester units are 16.5. This academy is recognized by and meets the California State Fire Training and Education Services certified training program.
A free Firefighter 1 workshop isTBD - and more information will be added soon. Information covered: Oral interviews, CPAT, and Written exams.