Fire Technology at College of San Mateo - Fire Academy
skip directly to Main Content Navigation Search A-Z Index Find People Top Story Breadcrumbs Footer
Deadline to pay student fees
Monday, August 3, 2015
Summer 2015 official grades available on WebSMART
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Fall 2015 Semester begins
Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Linkedin
Fire Technology
Fire Academy

The Firefighter I Academy (FIRE 793) is state-certified as a regional academy. Students who complete this training, and possess a valid, current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, can begin the process of testing for employment at fire departments.

The Firefighter I Academy meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings (1800 - 2200) and Saturdays (0800 - 1800) and some Sundays (0800 - 1800) for the entire semester.

The pre-requisite for the FFI Academy is admission into the Fire Academy.  In order to be eligible for admission, students must have completed six (6) units of Fire Technology coursework, with a grade of "C" or better at the time of application. 

Three (3) of those units must be from FIRE 715 - Principles of Emergency Services or the equivalent course from another Fire Technology program.  Students with at least one year of fire service experience in a fire suppression role may use their experience in lieu of completed coursework.

Units from EMT courses do not count towards this pre-requisite.  While it is not required, it is recommended that students have a current EMT certificate.

Fire Academy Application Requirements
Fire Academy Application