California State Fire Training (SFT) Certificates

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

SFT Driver Operator Series

February Class is now full. Check back for more dates.

5-day training | 8:00am to 4:20pm

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:

  • Must meet California State Fire Training prerequisites
  • Valid California Drivers License

Fees:

  • College registration fees:  $ 61.00             
  • State Fire Training fees :  $140.00
    (may vary depending on student status)

Total fees:   $201.00

Required PPE: 

  • Helmet and gloves

Location: 

Fresno City College - Career Technology Center
2930 East Annadale Ave, Fresno CA 93725

Reserve Your Seat:

Fill out the "Reserve Your Seat" form below. Your completion of the prerequisites will be reviewed, and then you will be registered in the course.

Payment instructions will be sent via email after you are registered in the course. 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.

Reserve your seat for Driver Operator 1A 

For questions on any of the above information, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

March class is now full. Check back for more dates.

5-day training | 8:00am to 4:20pm

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: 

  • 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 certification (earned 2008 or later)
  • Valid California Drivers license

 Fees:

  • College registration fees: $61.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • State Fire Training fees: $140.00

 Total fees (due by 1st day of the course):$201.00

Location: 

Fresno City College - Career Technology Center
2930 East Annadale Ave, Fresno CA 93725

Reserve Your Seat:

Fill out the "Reserve Your Seat" form below. Your completion of the prerequisites will be reviewed, and then you will be registered in the course.

Payment instructions will be sent via email after you are registered in the course. 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.

Reserve your seat for Driver Operator  1B 

For questions on any of the above information, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

5-day training | May 15 - 19, 2023  8:00am to 4:20pm

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: 

  • 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 certification (earned 2008 or later)
  • Class C Firefighter Endorsed or Commercial A or Commercial B Driver’s License

 Fees:

  • College registration fees $ 84.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • State Fire Training fees $140.00

Total fees (due by 1st day of course): $224.00

Location: 

Fresno City College - Career Technology Center
2930 East Annadale Ave, Fresno CA 93725

Reserve Your Seat:

Fill out the "Reserve Your Seat" form below. Your completion of the prerequisites will be reviewed, and then you will be registered in the course.

Payment instructions will be sent via email after you are registered in the course. 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.

Reserve your seat for Driver Operator 1C 

For questions on any of the above information, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

4-day training May 8 - 10, 2023 8:00am to 3:15pm

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: 

  • 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 registration fees $ 38.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • State Fire Training fees $140.00

 Total fees (due by 1st day of course): $178.00

Required PPE: 

  • Helmet and gloves

Location: 

Fresno City College - Career Technology Center
2930 East Annadale Ave, Fresno CA 93725

Reserve Your Seat:

Fill out the "Reserve Your Seat" form below. Your completion of the prerequisites will be reviewed, and then you will be registered in the course.

Payment instructions will be sent via email after you are registered in the course. 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.

Reserve your seat for Driver Operator 1D 

For questions on any of the above information, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.

April Class is now full. Check back for more dates.

3-day training | 8:00am to 3:05pm

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 registration fees $38.00 (may vary depending on student status)
  • State Fire Training fees $140.00

Total fees (due by 1st day of course):    $178.00

Location: 

Fresno City College - Career Technology Center
2930 East Annadale Ave, Fresno CA 93725

Reserve Your Seat:

Fill out the "Reserve Your Seat" form below. Your completion of the prerequisites will be reviewed, and then you will be registered in the course.

Payment instructions will be sent via email after you are registered in the course. 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.

Reserve your seat for Driver Operator 1E 

For questions on any of the above information, please call or email us at 559.442.5930 or sft@fresnocitycollege.edu.