Welcome to the Chabot College Fire Technology Program website!




The Central County (CA) Fire Department (Burlingame, Hillsborough & Millbrae) is looking to bring on Intern Firefighters.


There is no deadline to apply, but they are taking applications anytime they plan to interview. So if you're interested, contact Firefighter/Paramedic Brenden Kelly (see flyer below for his contact info).


The Central County (CA) Fire Department (Burlingame, Hillsborough & Millbrae) is looking to bring on a Wildland Urban Interface Specialist.


Position is open until filled OR until they receive 250 qualified applications.

For more info, CLICK HERE.


For a detailed job announcement, see below:


Wildland Urban Interface Specialist
WUI specialist flyer 03 2022 (1).pdf
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The Cordelia Fire Protection District (Fairfield, CA) is looking for Resident Firefighters:


Invites Applications for


Final Filing Date: Continuous Hiring


Stipend: $25.00 Reimbursement per 24 hour shift


The Position:

Resident Firefighter positions are designed for individuals wishing to obtain firefighter training and on the job experience. They will work one 24-hour shift each week assigned to a Fire Station.  Opportunities to work additional days are available as requested, for those seeking more experience. The program is designed to provide training and work experience for individuals pursuing a career in emergency services. The District is prepared to help recruits obtain their Firefighter I certification through training and work experience that they obtain while working at Cordelia Fire.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid California Driver’s license
  • High school diploma and/or GED
  • Current Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (Solano County accredited within 30 days)
    • Paramedic Certificate Highly Desirable

Application Process:

  • Download Cordelia Firefighter Application
  • Submit Cordelia Fire District application in person, via email, or by mail.
  • Attach all relevant certificates pertaining to position applied for
  • Ride-alongs are encouraged prior to interview.

Testing Process:

  1. Written test
  2. Oral Interview before panel of 3-5 Firefighters/Chief Officers
  3. Current CPAT card less than 1 year old
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Upon conditional offer of employment, you will have to furnish a current Driver’s License record from DMV, submit to a Live Scan and a physical exam.
  6. Interview with Fire Chief on first day of hiring

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

Ability to perform all aspects of physical requirements for a typical Fire suppression classification.


In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if accommodations are necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position, or to participate in any portion of the selection process, please contact the Fire Chief at (707) 864-0468 within one week of final filing date.


For more info & to download an application, go to: https://www.cordeliafire.org/about/employment/ 



FREE - Over 80 Reach for the Firefighter Badge Video Blogs / Webinars to help you prepare for the career of your dreams!


FREE On-Demand Webinars: Reach for the Firefighter Badge!


The following webinars focus on FIRE FIGHTER CAREER PREPARATION! (Before Getting the Badge):



More FREE On-Demand Webinars: Reach for the Firefighter Badge!

The following focus on the FIRE DEPARTMENT HIRING PROCESS:



On-Demand Webinar: Reach for the Firefighter Badge - Episode #1 - Why do you want to be a Firefighter?

2020 Shelter-In-Place Webinar Series!


Steve Prziborowski hosted a number of FREE upcoming webinars to assist current & future fire service personnel with achieving their dreams & goals! Below are the archived webinars for your viewing pleasure!


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

  • 25 Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter! - To view the webinar on demand go to YouTube.
  • How to Master the Fire Department Testing Process! - To view the webinar on demand, go to YouTube.
  • Reach for the Firefighter Badge - Do you have what it takes to be a Firefighter? - To view the webinar on demand, go to YouTube.
  • 21 Key points to assist you becoming a Firefighter! - To view the webinar on demand, go to YouTube.



Thinking of a Fire Service Career?

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.
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Pathway to a Fire Service Career!
This brochure helps you best prepare for a fire service career!
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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!
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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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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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