Basic Firefighter Academy
This 560-hour course provides manipulative and technical training in basic concepts of fire department organization, ropes, knots and hitches, hose and hose handling, ladder evolutions, wildland fires, fire investigation, fire prevention, salvage operations, fire department apparatus, tools and equipment, breathing apparatus, how to prepare yourself for a career in the fire service, extinguishers, personal protective equipment, communications, hazardous materials, confined space awareness, FF safety and survival, emergency care, forced entry, and physical fitness training is provided as part of our program.
Enrollment and Certification
Credit enrollment is one semester (approximately 16 units) through American River College.
Certification includes California OSFM Firefighter I & Firefighter II; ICS: I100, I200, I700; Confined Space Rescue Awareness; Fire Control 3; Firefighter Survival; Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue Technician; CSTI Pro Board Haz Mat FRO; Wildland L180, S190, S130, and S131.
|Fee Name||Amount||Paid to|
|Enrollment and Tuition Fees||$736
(16 units at $46 per unit)
American River College
|CSFM FF1 Testing and Certification||$225||TBD|
|SCBA Rental||$600||SCBA Vendor|
|PPE Rental/Purchase||$800||PPE Rental Vendor|
|Uniform Package||$250||Uniform Vendor|
|PT Gear Uniform Package||$130||Uniform Vendor|
*Fees for Student Materials, Certifications, SCBA Rental and PPE Rental may be substantially less pending approval of Grant money provided by ARC. The fees currently do not reflect this and will be adjusted lower if approved.
This Academy is considered a part-time academy.
- Class meeting times will be:
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Each day is a 10-hour instructional day from 0630 - 1700.
Northern California Regional Public Safety Training Authority
2409 Dean Street McClellan, CA 95652