Students completing this certificate will have the basic firefighting training as required by the U.S. Forest Service and California Department of Forestry for seasonal or permanent employment in fire fighting. This Academy provides the students with all the required knowledge, skills and abilities as required and dictated by the United States Forest Service ( USFS ) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF or Cal-Fire) for a certificate required by those two wildland fire agencies for seasonal wildland firefighter employment. The focus of this academy is wildland fire control and safety in the wildland fire environment. Students who successfully complete this academy obtain the very basic skills, knowledge, and abilities to perform at the entry level as a wild land firefighter. More advanced wild land courses are contained in the Shasta College Course Catalog. Both the State and Federal wildland Fire Agencies provide their own more advance training once employment is obtained.

Note: Successful completion of the Wildland Firefighter 1 Academy does not assure employment with the USFS or CAL-FIRE.

This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the tasks required by the United States Forest Service and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire) as an entry level wildland firefighter.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

  • FIRS 73 Wildland Firefighter I Academy 6
TOTAL UNITS FOR CERTIFICATE: 6 

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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