Welcome to the Chabot College Fire Technology Program website!


2020 Shelter-In-Place Webinar Series!!!


Steve Prziborowski is hosting a number of FREE upcoming webinars to assist current & future fire service personnel with achieving their dreams & goals! To register, follow the links below:


To Register For Any Or ALL Of The Above/Below Webinars:



Thinking of a career in the fire service???


Chabot College Fire Technology Program Updated, Informational Brochures!!



So, you want to become a Firefighter? 6 key points to assist you in becoming a Firefighter!
For anyone starting the process or fairly new to the process of becoming a Firefighter, this document will provide a great road map to set anyone up for success! Updated July 2019.
Firefighter preparation for Chabot July [...]
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Pathway to a Fire Service Career!
This brochure helps you best prepare for a fire service career!
Chabot Fire Pathway-2018.pdf
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Chabot College Fire Technology Program Information
Thinking of a career in the fire service? Start here by reviewing this important information!
Fire Service Career Information.pdf
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Fire Technology Program Decision Matrix
This document will provide a flow chart to decide which classes to take and in what order.
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20 Firefighter Positions - Fairfield, CA!

The Cordelia Fire Protection District (Fairfield, CA - Northern California, between Sacramento and San Francisco) is accepting applications for over 20 positions for Firefighter/EMT, Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter/Engineer. 
Their requirements are a current CPAT, EMT and Firefighter 1 Academy graduation. These are immediate openings. 
Though the position pays $25 per 24 hour shift, Firefighters will be paid quarterly. They are also all-risk so structure, vehicle, vegetation fires happening within the county are all calls they are responding to and providing service for. This is a fantastic experience as it provides exposure to neighbouring agencies, unique calls within in their district and prepares candidates to be successful not only on probation, but throughout their careers. Another perk is they offer Driver/Operator 1A-1B in-house for free to those individuals interested and who are off probation. 
Cordelia Fire Protection District Firefighter Positions
Cordelia Fire Protection District.pdf
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2020 Seasonal Firefighter Opportunity!

Tahoe National Forest is seeking season firefighters!


This was shared as an outreach for students (and graduates) regarding the upcoming hiring for the Tahoe National Forest for the 2020 fire season. The TNF is seeking to hire qualified and highly motivated individuals to fill seasonal firefighter positions on engines, hot shot crews, and helitack modules for local and national response to wildland and all hazard incidents. We will be conducting our hiring for the 2020 season in September of this year, and we would love to provide students with information regarding our application, hiring, and selection process in an effort to hire quality candidates. In addition we would like to provide contact information for interested individuals to get in touch with us to express interest and answer any addition questions that they may have. Also, I am a graduate of the Las Positas Fire Technology program and graduated your academy with the spring class of 2010. Thank you for any help in this matter.






Greg Lowdermilk
Engineer E-371

Forest Service

Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District

p: 530-587-3558 x242

10866 Stockrest Springs Rd
Truckee, CA 96161

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Caring for the land and serving people

Tahoe National Forest Outreach Flyer
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FREE Oral Interview Preparation Webinar!


CLICK HERE to access a free, one-hour webinar recently presented by Steve Prziborowski, for Kaplan University, titled "How to Excel at your next Oral Interview." Whether you are preparing for entry-level or a promotional position, this webinar has some key points and nuggets you can benefit from!


Awesome Deals On Career Preparation Books!!!

  • The Future Firefighters Preparation Guide!

    For a limited time, the eBook version is reduced to just $4.99 - CLICK HERE


  • Reach For The Firefighter Badge!

    For a limited time, the eBook version is reduced to just $4.99 - CLICK HERE.



  • 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



The Future Firefighter's Preparation Guide by Steve Prziborowski

For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

Reach for the Firefighter Badge by Steve Prziborowski

For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

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