This section will provide flyers and links to various training and educational opportunities that can assist you with your career development. As a Firefighter, you need to be a lifelong learner, as well as a student of the fire service until the day you retire!
FIRE TECHNOLOGY 2 YEAR DEGREE & CALIFORNIA STATE CERTIFIED COURSES:
To check the latest course offerings at Chabot College, to assist you with working towards your two-year degree in Fire Technology, or with completing your Fire Officer Certification through California State Fire Training, check out the Class Schedule link on this website.
CALIFORNIA STATE FIRE MARSHAL CERTIFIED CLASSES:
For a list of locations around California to complete California State Fire Marshal Certified courses (updated every Friday), visit the California State Fire Training (California State Fire Marshal's Office) website.
FREE ONLINE TRAINING - UL FIREFIGHTER SAFETY RESEARCH INSTITUTE:
One of the hottest topics in today's modern fire service is that of modern fire behavior and how it relates to building construction and our strategy and tactics used to fight a structure fire today, as opposed to 20 years ago. Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute has created a number of FREE online training classes that are a must-watch for anyone in the fire service, or desiring a career in the fire service. The techniques used by your father or your grandfather to fight a fire in their day may no longer be acceptable or safe. Do your own research to come to your own conclusion.
Additionally, a new acronym titled "SLICERS" has been developed to modernize our firefighting tactics:
S - Size-up
L - Location of the fire
I - Isolate the flwo path
C - Cool from a safe distance
E - Extinguish the fire
R - Rescue as needed
S - Salvage as needed
For more info on SLICERS, CLICK HERE.
NOTE: This subject is one that is easily dismissed by some traditionalists who still choose to disregard the science. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but Firefighters are getting killed and injured for continuing to fight fire "old school" in certain situations that call for "new school" tactics as discussed in the online classes above. Do your own research to make your own opinion.
FREE - NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) CERTIFIED CLASSES:
Want to add some FREE certifications to your resume, while also learning more about what you'll be expected to know upon entering your career in the fire service? If so, go to the FEMA website to take a number of NIMS certified classes such as IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a and IS-800.b, all of which are typically required of fire academy students. Do them now, maybe you won't have to do them later!
ANNUAL FIRE SERVICE CONFERENCES & TRADE SHOWS:
CHABOT COLLEGE FIRE TECHNOLOGY & EMS RELATED COURSES:
For the most up-to-date schedule of courses being offered, please visit the Chabot College website.
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