Fire Science is an especially important field of study in California, as the state often faces devastating wildfires. Through this program at Mendocino College, you can explore career paths such as that of a firefighter, fire investigator, or EMT, in addition to many others.
New course offering Spring 2024
FSC 90-Fire Fighter I Academy
Description: This course will give students the skills and knowledge for entry-level professional firefighters to perform their duties safely, effectively, and competently. This course, combined with Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 135), meets the educational requirements for Firefighter I certification as established by the State Board of Fire Services. This course also includes two overnight sessions. Upon successful completion of the wildland component, students also receive a CAL FIRE Basic Firefighter Certificate.
Prerequisites: The following pre-enrollment requirements must be completed in order to enroll in the class:
- A fire program Medical Clearance (less than one-year-old);
- An EMT, EMR or Public Safety First Aid certification and ICS100, IS700, and IS800 certifications.
- Complete the mandatory orientation below.
Mandatory Orientation: December 20, 2023, 9am-4pm, Mendocino College Room 6610
Class Dates: January 12 - May 18, 2024
Class Times: Fridays 6:00-10:00PM, Saturdays 8:00am-6:00pm, Sundays 8:00am-6:00pm
Location: Mendocino College Ukiah Campus and other offsite Fire Agencies
For more information, and an enrollment packet contact Theresa Gowan at email@example.com.