Fire Technology

Fresno City College (FCC) Fire Academy was founded in 1992 by Mike Collins, Retired Battalion Chief with the City of Fresno Fire Department. Our Academy is rated as one of the best Fire Academies in the State of California. We are Accredited by the State of California and we are also an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) through the California State Fire Marshal’s office. The Fire Academy became accredited in 2014 and completed its re-accreditation in 2017.

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Basic Fire Academy

The FCC Basic Fire Academy is designed to provide the extensive hands-on training required by many fire agencies for entry-level employment and prepares students to become a State of California Certified Firefighter I.

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Fire Technology Degrees

The FCC Fire Academy offers two Associate Degree programs. A Fire Technology Associate in Science degree and a Fire Technology/Company Officer Associate in Science degree. Both help prepare students for advancement in their Fire Service career.

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EMT and Paramedic Programs

The FCC Fire Academy has an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Course and a partnership with the Fresno County Paramedic program that offers courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

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State Fire Training Certificate Courses

The FCC Fire Academy offers various California State Fire Training certificate courses related to Company Officer, Driver Operator, Fire Instructor, and Fire Investigator. 

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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Phone: 559.442.5930
Location: Career Technology Center (CTC)
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Kathy Weise, Fire Academy Counselor - 

Richard Lum, Fire Academy Coordinator -

Suzanne Sankey, Fire Academy Program Assistant -

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Fresno City College
Attn: Fire Academy
2930 E Annadale Ave
Fresno CA 93725

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