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Where do I begin?

The prerequisites for the Firefighter I Academy are:

FIRE 71, Fire Protection & Organization; EMC100, Emergency First Responder; FIRE 208, Introduction to the Fire Academy (this class requires a medical clearance form located on our website) Also, you must be at least an EMT (EMC104) in order to be hired. This class can be taken either before or after the Academy.

What do I need to be a Firefighter?

To be a firefighter in Marin and Sonoma County, you will need a Certificate of Completion from Firefighter I (Fire 208.1), EMT Cert, and 1year of volunteer work at a fire agency.

How do I enroll in Firefighter I (Fire 208.1)?

After successful completion of the prerequisites, FIRE 71, EMC 100, and FIRE 208, you may download a lottery form; complete it, and return it to the Fire Technology Department located at the Windsor center. Students must be at least 18 years of age to enter the Academy.

When is Fire 71 offered?

Fire 71 is offered in the spring, summer, and fall at SRJC's Santa Rosa, Windsor and Petaluma campuses. (See schedule for listing)

How can I speak to someone regarding questions I may have?

Please feel free to contact our department Administrative Assistant, Rachel Smith, by emailing rsmith@santarosa.edu or calling 707-836-2906.

To speak to the SRJC Counselor, call (707) 527-4451 to set up a personal appointment.