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Firefighter Career Open House - POSTPONED


The Joint Public Safety Career Day originally scheduled for Saturday June 4, 2016 with the Santa Clara County Fire Department and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has been POSTPONED until October 2016, on a Saturday to be announced soon. 


We will post more details when we have them and we thank you for your understanding.

MDA Summer Camp Opportunity:


Some Basic Information about our Summer Camp this year:
What: A free summer camp for children ages 6-17 living with neuromuscular diseases.
When: July 31st-August 6th, 2016
Where: Occidental, CA
Why: Make a difference in the life of a child living with neuromuscular disease, gain valuable experience, make friends and have FUN!


This is an amazing opportunity this summer providing a life-changing experience for children fighting muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases at MDA Summer Camp.


As part of MDA’s lifesaving mission to help kids live longer and grow stronger, MDA provides a summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 — offered at no cost to their families. Each year, 85 kids with neuromuscular diseases in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area attend MDA Summer Camp at MDA Camp Westminster Woods.  Kids look forward to MDA camp year-round, and they almost all agree “it’s the best week of the year.”


MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible for these special kids, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters, assist in respiratory equipment and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed. (There is a RN, Neurologist, OT, PT on site for the entire week.)


In addition to bringing joy to our campers, this is an amazing opportunity for students in your program to gain hands-on experience in education, recreation, family social sciences and medical professions. As camp volunteers, they will acquire a week of experience working with children living with neuromuscular disease, as well as 140 volunteer hours. MDA staff and the camp medical team provide all the medical training your students will need for the week. The only request we have is that your students enjoy working with kids, have an open heart, and that they are willing to learn. (Note: Food and lodging are provided to our volunteers at no cost.)


Approximately 80% percent of our camp volunteers are students from local colleges seeking a variety of majors and career paths. This is a great opportunity for them to build their résumés and gain hands-on experience. They also will be in a position to receive letters of recommendation supporting their applications for postgraduate opportunities. And, it really is a fun and memorable week for the campers and volunteers, alike.


Thanks so much!!!


Whitney Grindall

Family Support and Clinical Care Coordinator

Muscular Dystrophy Association

1080 Marina Village Parkway,

Alameda, Ca 94501

o: 415-673-7500 | c: 510-910-8935


Follow us online: mda.org • @MDAnews • facebook.com/MDANational

Additional New Info:




  • Are you interested in a career in the fire service? 

  • Are you looking for guidance and resources to get you pointed in the right direction?

  • Are you looking at a road map for success, to increase your chances of obtaining the badge of your dreams?

  • If so, then we are here to assist you!


If you want to know where to begin, click on the link above titled "So, You Want To Become A Firefighter," and let the journey begin!

Regardless of where you live or where you hope to serve, we have lots of valuable information to share if you take the time to click on the links above. Good luck!


The Chabot College Fire Technology Program is one of the longest running programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and the State of California, and is located at:

  • 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, California. See below for an interactive map.


Students are offered coursework that can lead to:


For more information on each of the above programs, click on each link above.

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Bob Buell                

Fire Technology Coordinator & Firefighter 1 Academy Coordinator

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Building 1500

Hayward, CA 94545


(510) 723-6851 - Office

(510) 786-7565 - Cell


Steve Prziborowski


Fire Technology Instructor & Webmaster


(408) 205-9006 - Cell



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