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Bakersfield College

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Fire Fighter Academy

Firefighter I Academy information:  

NEW:  Prerequisite of:  EMTC B51 EMR-Emergency Medical Responder -  OR -  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 required to be submitted with your application. CPAT cards are good for 1 year from the date of issuance. 

For information on how to obtain a CPAT card go to: www.fctconline.org/cpat/  or  www.cffjac.org/go/jac/cpat  The CPAT test is NOT offered in Bakersfield, so plan ahead.

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.