Firefighter I Academy Info:

Chabot College offers a State Accredited Fire Fighter I Academy twice a year; once in the spring (January through May) and once in the fall (August through December). The Fire Academy training sessions are conducted at both the Chabot College campus and the Alameda County Fire Department Training Facility in San Leandro.

 

Our Fire Fighter I Academy (Fire Technology 11) is held on the following schedule:

 

Spring Semester (beginning first week of January):

Training Sessions - mornings on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Fitness and Practice Sessions - afternoons on Monday and Thursday, mornings on Friday.

 

Fall Semester (beginning first week of August):

Training Sessions - evenings on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Fitness and Practice Sessions - afternoons on Monday and Thursday, mornings on Friday.

 

Note:  The schedule for some weekday training sessions may be changed to accommodate joint fire department and fire academy training opportunities.

 

 

A Fire Fighter I Academy is not the same as a Fire Fighter I Certificate. For someone to receive State Fire Fighter I Certification, the typical route is to complete a State Accredited Fire Fighter I Academy (such as Chabot's), along with certification testing, and then complete the Fire Fighter I Task Book and experience requirements as determined by California State Fire Training.

 

Chabot Firefighter 1 Academy Prerequisites:

 

Fire Technology 1, 88A & 10, all with a grade of C or higher. Successful completion of FT 2 and FT 7 are strongly encouraged.

 

Emergency Medical Services 1 (Emergency Medical Responder) with a grade of C or higher. Successful completion of Emergency Medical Technician training (e.g. - EMS 2 & 2W) and State EMT Card are strongly advised.

 

Other Academies:

 

There are less than 40 State Fire Training Accredited Fire Fighter 1 Academies in California. For a list of other California State Fire Training Accredited Academies, go to: http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/training/accreditedacademies.php

 

More Info - State Fire Fighter I & II Certification:

 

For more information about California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I or II, please visit the California State Fire Training website as well as our website section that discusses Firefighter I and II Certification.

 

Chabot College Fire Fighter 1 Academy Scheduling:
 

For the most up-to-date schedule of courses being offered, including the next Fire Fighter 1 Academy, visit the Chabot College website and go to the CLASS WEB section. 

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Firefighter Skills:

Below are some videos of some of the skills you may be expected to successfully complete during a typical fire academy. Realize each fire academy uses different tools and equipment, and may even have different time standards or standards in how a certain task is completed. Regardless, the following videos should hopefully give you the idea of what to expect in a fire academy. 

 

All of these great videos are provided courtesy of the Santa Clara County Fire Department and were produced by the following Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel: Firefighter/Engineer Justin Stockman, Firefighter/Engineer Matt White, and Fire Captain Chris Padian. Great work guys!

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CONTACT:

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

bbuell@chabotcollege.edu

Steve Prziborowski

 

Fire Technology Instructor & Webmaster

 

(408) 205-9006 - Cell

sprziborowski@aol.com

CAREER PREPARATION BOOKS:

The Future Firefighter's Preparation Guide by Steve Prziborowski

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Reach for the Firefighter Badge by Steve Prziborowski

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How to Excel at Fire Department Promotional Exams by Steve Prziborowski

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