Certificate | SC Program: CT.3445

The Firefighter 2 certification entails advanced knowledge, skills and abilities gained only after the completion of the Firefighter 1 Academy and the required employment interval with an organized volunteer or paid fire department in the state of California. These advanced skills, knowledge and abilities are presented during the Firefighter 2 academy at Shasta College. The successful completion of this Firefighter 2 academy allows the student to operate at a “journeyman level” as a firefighter.

Note: No college in California certifies individuals as Firefighter 1, or Firefighter 2. All certifications are issued by the California State Fire Marshal. This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.

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Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.

Spring Semester

21 Units Total
FIRS 104
Firefighter I Academy
FIRS 104
Units 21
Advisory: FIRS 397 with a grade of P

1. The California State Fire Marshal's Office requires that all Firefighter I summative tests be completed with a minimum score of 80% (a grade of B or higher). Any student who does not meet this standard will have failed FIRS 104 and will not receive credit for the course.

2. Any student enrolling in FIRS 104 must have completed the prerequisites of FAID 133 and either FAID 132 or FAID 332 at Shasta College (or their equivalents at another institution), OR FAID 133 and FAID 75 at Shasta College (or the equivalents at another institution). Students who attempt to satisfy these prerequisites with courses from another institution must provide transcripts that verify a minimum grade of B (80%) has been met.

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the 2012 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the 2008 edition of NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. The seven overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter I curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession, fire department communications, fireground operations, rescue operations, preparedness and maintenance, wildland suppression activities, and hazardous materials/WMD. This academy is an Accredited Regional Training Program approved by the California State Board of Fire Services. Final certification as a Firefighter 1 is verified by the State Fire Marshal's Office after the student completes the Academy, works as a volunteer Firefighter for one year or a full-time paid Firefighter for six months. Students successfully completing this course will receive numerous stand alone certificates in structure and wildland fire suppression; Auto Extrication, Confined Space Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations; and others. Note: Based on scheduling and instructor availability issues, this course may meet four or five days a week with occasional night classes, and additional weekend days may be required. Preset/scheduled dates and times may be shifted as needed to accommodate facility usage, equipment demands, weather, skills development needs and instructor availability. When dates and times are shifted, the total amount of required class time will not differ from those hours as listed on the first class handout.
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Spring Semester, First Year

4 Units Total
FIRS 108
M 4
Fire Fighter 2
FIRS 108
Units 4
1. Students must have completed FIRS 104, or an equivalent course, prior to enrollment in FIRS 108, to receive a California State Fire Marshal's Office Fire Fighter 2 certification.
2. Students must provide their own safety equipment which meets NFPA standards. Equipment will include: helmet, gloves, structural firefighting coat and pants, boots, eye protection, hood, etc.
3. This course may be repeated any number of times for credit by persons who are legally mandated to meet training requirements as a condition of continued paid or volunteer employment.

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The five overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter 2 curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession; fire department communications; fire ground operations; rescue operations; and prevention, preparedness, and maintenance.
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Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.

*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:

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