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State Fire Marshal Certified Training

College of the Desert offers courses in the Fire Technology field that will count toward a Certificate of Completion or Associate of Science Degree. These courses are designed for students that want a career in fire service or as a refresher for those currently employed in some area of Fire Technology.

 

Advisor: Scott Ventura   Aventura@collegeofthedesert.edu

State Fire Marshal Certified Courses

 
Course #
Title
Units
FIRE 063A​ ​Basic Fire Fighter 1 (part-1) ​11.0
FIRE 063B​ ​Basic Fire Fighter 1 (part-2) 7.5​
FIRE 70
Confined Space-Awareness
0.5
FIRE 71
Confined Space-Operational
1
FIRE 72
Trench Rescue
0.5
FIRE 73
Automobile Extrication
0.5
FIRE 74
Fire Control 3
1.5
FIRE 75
Hazardous Mat.-1st Responder
1.0
FIRE 76
Intro to Rescue Systems
1.0
FIRE 77
A Fire Investigation 1A
2.5
FIRE 77B
Fire Investigation 1B
2.5
FIRE 78A
Fire Instructor 1A
2.5
FIRE 78B
Fire inspector 1B
2.5
FIRE 79A
I-100: Introduction to ICS
0.5
FIRE 79B
I-200: Basic ICS
1.0
FIRE 79C
I-300: Intermediate ICS
1.5
FIRE 79D
I-400: Advanced ICS
1.5
FIRE 80
S-404: Safety Officer
2.0
FIRE 81
S-339:Div/Group Supervisor
1.5
FIRE 90A
Fire Prevention 1A
2
FIRE 90B
Fire Prevention 1B
2
FIRE 91A
Fire Command 1A
2
FIRE 91B
Fire Command 1B
2
FIRE 92
Fire Mgmt (Supervision)
2
 

Basic Firefighter Academy: FALL-2013
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: Students must have completed:
1. Fire Protection Organizations (3 unit course).
2. CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test)  http://www.cffjac.org/go/jac/
3. The Fire Academy Application.  COD Fire_Academy_Application BFA (Updated 06-05-13).pdfCOD Fire_Academy_Application BFA (Updated 06-05-13).pdf
 
Please review the application and make sure it iscompletely filled out, with the appropriate paperwork attached, before submission. Applications are due JULY 15, 2013.  
 
 
 
 
 
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.

 

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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.