California State Fire Training (SFT) Certificates

Each semester the Fresno City College Fire Academy offers a mix of California State Fire Training certificate courses including Driver Operator, Company Officer, Instructor, Incident Command/HAZMAT, Rescue, Fire Investigator, and Chief Officer courses. 

Registration Steps

  1. Complete the "Interest Form" found below.
  2. Upload proof that you have met the prerequisites to the online form.
  3. A Coordinator will confirm your completion of the prerequisites.
  4. You will be registered for the course. 
  5. An email will be sent to you confirming your registration.

Interest forms are processed in the order they are received. Once the class is filled, you will be placed on a waitlist. The waitlist is used to fill in cancellations or to fill any added courses during the semester.  

Fees are due one week prior to the start of the course. The Business Office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Old Administration Building of the Fresno City College campus.  You may contact the Business Office via email at CBO@fresnocitycollege.edu or call them at 559-489-2234. They will respond within 24 hours Monday through Friday. 

Credit card payments can be made online through Self Service (Self Service Help page) which is open 24/7 and can be accessed through My Portal. Your username is your student ID # and your password is your first initial, last initial, and your 6-digit DOB. (example: jb070476) If you have trouble, contact the help desk at 559-443-8670. 

If your agency is paying, they must submit a purchase order or statement of financial responsibility to sft@fresnocitycollege.edu. Invoices sent to your agency are payable within 30 days of receipt. All other payments must be received 10 days prior to the first day of class or you will be dropped from the course.

Registration for Summer and Fall courses opens at the end of March. Interest form links will be activated when registration opens. 

SFT Driver Operator Series

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (not currently available)

Course Content

  • Fire apparatus preventive maintenance and driving/operating.
  • Routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions
  • Backing maneuvering, and turning a fire apparatus in a variety of conditions
  • Operating all fixed systems and equipment on a fire apparatus

Prerequisites

  • Valid California Drivers License

Fees

  • College fees      $61.00 (may vary depending on student status)         
  • SFT fees           $140.00 
  • Total fees       $201.00

Required PPE 

  • Helmet and gloves

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Interest Form (not currently available)

Course Content

  • Topics include routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions on the systems and components unique to a pumping apparatus to verify their operational status
  • Setting all pressure control and apparatus safety devices, achieving and maintaining the rate flow of the nozzle, while continuously monitoring the apparatus for potential problems

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 1 or 2 certification or Rank of Officer (Lieutenant or higher, or Cal Fire rank of Fire Apparatus Engineer)
  • Driver Operator 1A certification (earned 2008 or later)
  • Valid California Drivers License

Fees

  • College Fees        $61.00 (may vary depending on student status)       
  • SFT Fees             $140.00 
  • Total Fees         $201.00

Required PPE

  • Helmet and gloves

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form

Course Content

  • Topics include routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions on the systems and components unique to an aerial apparatus
  • Maneuvering, positioning, and stabilizing an aerial apparatus; maneuvering, positioning and lowering the aerial device
  • Deploying and operating an elevated master stream so the stream is effective and aerial and master stream devices are operated correctly

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 1 OR 2 certification OR Rank of Officer (Lieutenant or higher, or CAL FIRE rank of Fire Apparatus Engineer)
  • Driver Operator 1A certification (earned 2008 or later)
  • Class C Firefighter Endorsed or Commercial A or Commercial B Driver’s License

 Fees

  • College Fees      $84.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees           $140.00
  • Total Fees        $224.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725 

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

4-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form

Course Content 

  • Topics include routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions on the systems and components unique to a water tender
  • Maneuvering and positioning a water tender at a water shuttle fill site and a water shuttle dumpsite

Prerequisites 

  • Firefighter 1 OR 2 certification OR Rank of Officer (Lieutenant or higher, or CAL FIRE rank of Fire Apparatus Engineer)
  • Driver Operator 1A Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator certification (2008 or later)
  • Driver Operator 1B Pumping Apparatus Operations certification (2008 or later)
  • One of the following: Class C firefighter endorsed OR Commercial A OR Commercial B Driver’s License

Fees

  • College Fees       $38.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees            $140.00
  • Total Fees        $178.00

Required PPE

  • Helmet and gloves

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

3-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form

Course Content 

  • Topics include routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions on the systems and components unique to a wildland fire apparatus and effective fire stream
  • Operation of wildland apparatus in compliance with jurisdictional rules, regulations, and operational limitations

 Prerequisites

  • Must meet California State Fire Training prerequisites.
  • Firefighter 1 OR 2 certification OR Rank of Officer (Lieutenant or higher, or CAL FIRE rank of Fire Apparatus Engineer)
  • Driver Operator 1A Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator certification (2008 or later)
  • Driver Operator 1B Pumping Apparatus Operations certification (2008 or later)
  • One of the following: Class C firefighter endorsed OR Commercial A OR Commercial B Driver’s License

Fees

  • College Fees       $38.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees            $140.00
  • Total Fees         $178.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

SFT Instructor Series

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (not yet available)

Course Content  

  • Learn knowledge and skills for entry-level professional instructors to safely, effectively, and competently deliver training.
  • Curriculum based on the 2012 edition of NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional qualifications.
  • Learn to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction. 

SFT Prerequisites    

  • Introduction to the Incident Command System (FEMA/IS-100.B) or National Incident Management System (FEMA/IS-700.A)

Fees 

  • College Fees                 $107.00 (may vary depending on the student)
  • SFT Fees                       $140.00
  • Total Fees                    $247.00

Required PPE - None

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (not yet available)

Course Content  

  • Learn how to perform your duties as an instructor safely, effectively, and competently.
  • Learn how to develop lesson plans and evaluation instruments, teach and deliver instruction, and evaluate and coach other instructors.
  • Learn how to analyze resources and formulate a program budget.

SFT Prerequisites    

  • Instructor 1 - Instructional Methodology or
  • Training Instructor 1A and 1B or
  • Fire Instructor 1A and 1B

And

  • Introduction to the Incident Command System (IS-100.B), FEMA; or
  • National Incident Management System (IS-700.A), FEMA

Fees 

  • College Fees       $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees            $140.00
  • Total Fees         $247.00

Required PPE - None

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

SFT Company Officer Series

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available May 29th)

Course Content

  • Use of human resources to accomplish assignments.
  • Evaluating and supervising personnel.
  • Integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene.
  • Apply safety regulations for firefighter health and safety.
  • Identify the tasks of a supervisor in fire agencies.

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 2 or 
  • 4 years as a career firefighter or
  • 6 years as a volunteer firefighter

Fees

  • College Fees            $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees                $140.00 
  • Total Fees             $247.00

Required PPE - none

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

3-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available May 29th)

Course Content

  •  Administrative functions and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Fire department's role, image, and mission to the public
  • State and Federal laws and regulations for fire administration functions
  • Routing process for documents related to various fire incidents
  • Developing project or divisional budget

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 2 or 
  • 4 years as a career firefighter or
  • 6 years as a volunteer firefighter

Fees

  • College Fees             $61.00 (may vary depending on student status)  
  • SFT Fees                  $140.00 
  • Total Fees              $201.00

Required PPE - none

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Interest Form (available March 29th)

Course Content

  • Conducting inspections, identifying hazards, and addressing violations
  • Developing occupancy pre-incident plan
  • Fire investigations to determine point of origin and preliminary cause
  • Securing an incident scene and preserving evidence

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 2 or
  • 4 years as a career firefighter or
  • 6 years as a volunteer firefighter

 Fees

  • College Fees            $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees                 $140.00
  • Total Fees              $247.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

3-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available March 29th)

Course Content

  • Study of emergency response to hazardous material incidents and the role of the incident commander (as defined by OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response regulations.
  • Learn about basic hazardous materials chemistry, regulations, tactics and strategies for mitigation, decontamination, and scene management. 

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 2 or
  • 4 years as a career firefighter or
  • 6 years as a volunteer firefighter

 Fees

  • College Fees        $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees             $140.00
  • Total Fees         $247.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available March 29th)

Course Content

  • Developing and implementing an Incident Action Plan (initial plan of action involving single and multiunit operations for various types of emergency incidents.
  • Conducting a pre-incident plan and post-incident analysis.
  • Developing and implementing a Needs Assessment Plan.

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 2 or
  • 4 years as a career firefighter or
  • 6 years as a volunteer firefighter
  • ICS-200B Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (offered by CA Specialized Training Institute).
  • Hazardous Material Incident Commander (as offered by CA Specialized Training Institute).

 Fees

  • College Fees      $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees           $140.00
  • Total Fees        $247.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

4-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available March 29th)

Course Content

  • Effective fire management operations, including fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills (second course in series).
  • Discussion of different fire environments, with an emphasis on local conditions and environmental, topographic, and fuel factors that influence wildland fire behavior.
  • Assessment of fire-line data and fire behavior estimations, and identify areas where fire suppression limitations exist.

Prerequisites

  • S190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Certification

 Fees

  • College Fees      $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • Total Fees        $107.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available March 29th)

Course Content

  • Evaluating and reporting incident conditions and analyzing incident needs.
  • Developing and implementing a plan of action to deploy incident resources.
  • Completing all operations to suppress a wildland fire, establishing an incident command post, and creating an incident action plan.
  • Completing incident records and reports according to State and Federal requirements.

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter 2 or
  • 4 years as a career firefighter or
  • 6 years as a volunteer firefighter
  • Company Officer 2D All Risk Command Operations
  • Company Officer S290 Intermediate Wildland Behavior (in-person delivery only)

 Fees

  • College Fees     $107.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • SFT Fees          $140.00
  • Total Fees       $247.00

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

SFT Rescue Series

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available May 29th)

Course Content

  • Low-angle and high-angle rescue
  • Operating simple, complex, and compound rope rescue systems in low- and high-angle environments.
  • Equipment organization and tracking methods
  • Knots, bends, and hitches for end-of-line loop, midline loop, securing a rope around desired objects, joining rope or webbing ends together, and gripping rope.
  • Assess incident needs as related to choosing complex rope systems.

Prerequisites

  • IS 100 Intro to Incident Command System

  • IS 200 ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
  • IS 700 National Incident Management System, Intro
  • IS 800 National Response Framework, Intro

Fees

  • College Fees      $61.00 (may vary depending on student status)         
  • SFT Fees           $140.00
  • Total Fees       $201.00

Required PPE

  • Helmet, gloves, boots, and Class 3 harness (one will be provided if you do not have one), water, and sunscreen. 

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

(Also at Woodward Park, Friant Dam, and Winchell Cove)

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Interest Form (available May 29th)

Course Content

  • Competency testing for high-angle testing
  • Safe engineering and operation of simple to complex rescue systems
  • System safety factors, critical angles, and force manipulators
  • Construction of required anchor systems
  • Construction of artificial high directional

Prerequisites

  • Rope Rescue Awareness Operations or
  • Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations and Rescue Systems I

Fees

  • College Fees          $38.00 (may vary depending on student status)     
  • SFT Fees               $75.00
  • Total Fees           $113.00

Required PPE

  • Helmet, gloves, boots, and Class 3 harness (one will be provided if you do not have one), water, and sunscreen. 

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

(Also at Friant Dam, Square Nail, and 4 Lane Highway)

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Interest Form for July 2024 Only (December Interest Form Available May 29th)

Course Content

  • Identifying confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • Identifying hazards associated with permit-required confined spaces, target industries, and hazards
  • State and federal regulations
  • Components of a rescue operation, roles and responsibilities of the rescue team

Prerequisites

  • Confined Space Rescue Awareness
  • Rope Rescue Operations or Rescue Systems I and Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations LARRO
  • Hazmat First Responder Operations
  • IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (FEMA online)

Fees

  • College Fees         $51.00 (may vary depending on student status)      
  • SFT Fees              $75.00
  • Total Fees           $126.00

Required PPE

  • Helmet, gloves, boots, and Class 3 harness (one will be provided if you do not have one), water, and sunscreen. 

Location - First Responders Campus, 3300 East North Avenue, Fresno CA 93725

(Also at Friant Dam, Square Nail, and the 4 Lane Highway)

For questions, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.