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Basic Firefighter Academy: FALL-2014

The College of the Desert-Public Safety Academy FIRE 063A (Basic Firefighter Academy-Part 1) is the first required course of a sequential two semester accredited SFM Basic Firefighter Academy designed to provide cadets with a basic knowledge of fire service operations and the entry level skills required by most fire departments.

Successful completion of both FIRE 063A and FIRE 063B (Basic Firefighter Academy-Part 2) are required to be eligible to apply for the State Firefighter I Certificate. The part-time academy amounts to College units and a student completing the academy will receive certificates of achievement through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office, California State Training Institute, the National Wildland Coordinating Group, and FEMA.

 To Apply:

  1. Complete or enroll in Fire 001, Fire Protection Organizations (3 unit course).
  2. Complete or sign-up for, CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/ OR BIDDLE http://leo.riohondo.edu/firetech/biddle.htm 
  3. Complete COD Fire_Academy_Application BFA.pdfCOD Fire_Academy_Application BFA.pdf

 

    Please review the application and make sure itis completely filled out,with the appropriate paper work attached, before submission. Applications are due Friday, June 13, 2014 before 6pm.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

  • Students who do not possess an EMT Certificate when applying will be required to complete an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 3-unit course prior to completion of Fire-063B.

  

Turnout Gear Rental Information:

College of the Desert Fire Academy Rental Flyer 2012 with Measuring Instructions.pdf College of the Desert Fire Academy Rental Flyer 2012 with Measuring Instructions.pdf

Uniform Purchasing Information:

COD FIRE ACADEMY P-P UNIFORM SIZING SHEET 2012.pdf COD FIRE ACADEMY P-P UNIFORM SIZING SHEET 2012.pdf

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

For information regarding pre-requisites and/or how to apply please contact the PSA staff at MyPSA@collegeofthedesert.edu or call (760) 674-3765.

 

 

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