FIRE FIGHTER I
The Fire Fighter Program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to become California Board of Fire Services (CBFS) certified as Fire Fighter I and qualifies students for entry-level employment as a professional fire fighter and Emergency Medical Technician-I. Students will be academically prepared for certification as Fire Fighter I; however in order to receive their Fire Fighter I certificate from CBFA, students will also need to document 1 year volunteer of 6 months paid service as a fire fighter OR complete 8 units of FCS 196. (Cooperative Work Experience).
Certified Volunteer Fire Fighters can receive credit for FSC 63 and FSC 64 through the credit by examination process. Refer to the section of the College catalog concerning “Credit by Examination.” Additional questions about the credit by exam process can be addressed by the Mendocino College Office of Admissions and Records. This training utilizes curricula developed by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES, the training branch of the California State Fire Marshall).
FSC 50 Fire Instructor Training IA (2.5 units)
FSC 51 Fire Instructor Training IB (2.5 units)
FSC 52 Fire Prevention IA/Fire Inspector Practices (2 units)
FSC 53 Fire Prevention IB/Code Enforcement (2 units)
FSC 54 Fire Management I (2.5 units)
FSC 55 Fire Command IA (2.5 units)
FSC 56 Fire Command IB (2.5 units)
FSC 59 Fire Investigation I (2.5 units)
FSC 65 Incident Command System (ICS) 300 (1.5 units)
Total Units Required for Certificate: 20.5
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a Fire Fighter I Certificate of Achievment will be able to:
- Describe fire department organization and the expectations of entry level firefighters.
- Differentiate types of fire behavior and its impact on structural and wildland situations.
- Demonstrate and apply the use of fire department equipment through its selection for given firefighting tasks.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of strategies, tactics, and incident command through the selection and implementation of firefighting methods and the application of the Incident Command System (ICS).
- Demonstrate safe practices by using minimum standard safety procedures.
Gainful Employment Information
This information is provided to prospective students to help them make a better, more informed decision about a certificate program.
CIP Code: 43.0203
(Note: You may use the CIP code as a way to identify and compare similar programs at different colleges which may have different names.)
CIP Program Description: Fire Science/Firefighting
Program Name: Fire Fighter I
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 2 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
|ONET Code||ONET Title (SOC)
||Municipal Fire Fighters
Estimated Cost of Program: $1,198.00 
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $81.25 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 0
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 07:58 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:38 AM