Entry Level Firefighter has been closely coordinated between our agency stakeholders, including San Diego Fire Rescue Department, Cal Fire San Diego, San Diego County Fire Authority and Heartland Fire Training. The Degree & Certificate program is approved through California State Fire Training, so not only will the graduates of the program earn their degree, but will be ready to meet the “All Hazard” challenges facing professionals in the fire service and public safety careers by earning their Firefighter I Certification.
The quickest and most direct way to earn your FF1 is to attend the traditional Miramar College Regional Fire Academy offered through Heartland in El Cajon. (FIPT 381F &381G) The 486 hour academy meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays January through May annually. Fire Recruits are either sponsored by local departments or may attend as an open enrollee at the student’s expense. Scholarships are available. However, enrollment is limited. Due to several life factors, including costs and schedules, this may not be an option.
美丽华大学生谁成功通过圣迭戈消防救援联考的要求可能有资格为开放登记者（自主办）在火灾中招学院位置。 （fipt 381s）招生的15％是开放给谁通过抽签系统从考试过程中的热门人选选择美丽华消防技术的学生。圣迭戈消防救援有雇用谁成功穿过米拉马尔大学提供的圣迭戈消防救援学院开放式参保的优良传统。
In this format, students can fully access financial aid options, veteran and active duty military students can utilize their Post 9/11 & Forever GI Bill and all students can apply for a variety of scholarships. Student costs are minimal in comparison to the traditional academy, reducing financial barriers toward earning the Firefighter I certification required for entry level employment.
Vocational experience is a requirement to become a certified Firefighter 1 in the State Fire Training System. Half-way through the alternative academy model students are eligible to become reserve/volunteer firefighter with San Diego County Fire Authority, Heartland Fire & Rescue, San Miguel Fire Protection and other Departments with reserve programs, starting the clock toward the minimal one year experience requirement working part time. Students interested in becoming seasonal firefighters with Cal Fire can meet the Cal Fire Basic Academy requirements by completing only a few more courses. The remaining courses complete the educational requirements for the Firefighter I certification. After gaining the required experience and completing the Firefighter I educational requirements, students are eligible to apply for the State Firefighter I Certification with an option for National Certification through International Fire Services Accredited Congress. (IFSAC) or ProBoard Option.