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Basic Firefighter Academy: FALL-2014 (September 4, 2014)

The College of the Desert-Public Safety Academy FIRE 063A (Basic Firefighter Academy-Part 1) is the first required course of a sequential two semester accredited SFM Basic Firefighter Academy designed to provide cadets with a basic knowledge of fire service operations and the entry level skills required by most fire departments.

Successful completion of both FIRE 063A and FIRE 063B (Basic Firefighter Academy-Part 2) are required to be eligible to apply for the State Firefighter I Certificate. The part-time academy amounts to a total of 18.5 units and a student completing the academy will receive 17 certificates of achievement through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office, California State Training Institute, the National Wildland Coordinating Group, and FEMA.

 To Apply:

  1. Complete or enroll in Fire 001, Fire Protection Organizations (3 unit course).
  2. Complete or sign-up for, CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/ OR BIDDLE http://leo.riohondo.edu/firetech/biddle.htm 
  3. Complete COD Fire_Academy_Application (Unofficial).pdfCOD Fire_Academy_Application (Unofficial).pdf

 

    Please review the application and make sure itis completely filled out,with the appropriate paper work attached, before submission. Applications are due TBA.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

  • Students who do not possess an EMT Certificate when applying will be required to complete an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) 3-unit course prior to completion of Fire-063B.

 

  • EMT is being offered in the Summer-2014. Please refer to attached flyer.

EMT SUMMER-2014 FLYER.pdfEMT SUMMER-2014 FLYER.pdf

  • Fire-001 is being offered in the Summer-2014. Please refer to attached flyer.

FIRE 001 SUMMER-2014 FLYER.pdfFIRE 001 SUMMER-2014 FLYER.pdf

 

Turnout Gear Rental Information:

College of the Desert Fire Academy Rental Flyer 2012 with Measuring Instructions.pdf College of the Desert Fire Academy Rental Flyer 2012 with Measuring Instructions.pdf

Uniform Purchasing Information:

COD FIRE ACADEMY P-P UNIFORM SIZING SHEET 2012.pdf COD FIRE ACADEMY P-P UNIFORM SIZING SHEET 2012.pdf

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

For information regarding pre-requisites and/or how to apply please contact the PSA staff at MyPSA@collegeofthedesert.edu or call (760) 674-3765.