Palomar College

Fall 2014 Academy

46th Academy
Starts August 18, 2014

Application Deadline
May 30, 2014 (5pm)

Physical Ability Test
June 13, 2014

Oral interviews
June 23-25, 2014

Orientation
July 12, 2014

Mail application to:
Palomar College
Public Safety Programs
ATTN: Fire Technology
182 Santar Place
San Marcos, CA 92069

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Palomar College Fire Academy

General Description

The Palomar College Fire Academy is designed to train and equip cadets to meet State of California Fire Marshal, Fire Fighter Academy Standards. Fire fighter curriculum is presented in a condensed, 16-week format totaling over 656 training hours. Attendees will receive 18 college credits that may be applied toward an Associate in Arts, Fire Science degree.**

** Students should contact the academy office or the Palomar College admissions office to verify eligibility for the AA degree program.

See also Entry Requirements

Certification

  1. California State Fire Fighter Academy Certificate

    Class list for the Fire Academy certificate

  2. ICS 100/200 
  3. Haz-Mat First Responder and "WMD"/DECON
  4. Trench Rescue
  5. Swiftwater Awareness/ River and Water Flood
  6. Auto Extrication
  7. Confined Space Rescue Awareness
  8. Wildland S-190
  9. LARRO
  10. Leadership 180

The Palomar College Fire Academy is divided into the following six instructional modules.

Fire Safety Module

Hours

Orientation

Lecture

8

Protective Clothing

Lecture

8

Breathing Apparatus

Lecture/Lab

20

Hazardous Materials

Lecture

24

Safety Procedures

Lecture

4

Defensive Driving

Lecture/Lab

12

Communications

Lecture

4

Fire Prevention Module

Hours

Building Construction

Lecture

8

Fire Protection Systems

Lecture

8

Fire Investigation

Lecture

8

Fire Prevention Inspections

Lecture

8

Rescue Module

Hours

EMS

Lecture

4

Confined Space

Lecture

12

Search and Rescue

Lecture/Lab

16

Extrication

Lecture/Lab

16

Ropes and Knots

Lecture/Lab

16

Trench Rescue

Lecture/Lab

16

Swift Water Rescue

Lecture/Lab

24

Engine Module

Hours

Hose, Nozzles and Fittings

Lecture

4

Fire Streams

Lecture

8

Hose Evolutions

Lecture/Lab

44

Truck Module

Hours

Minor Equipment

Lecture

4

Forcible Entry

Lecture

8

Salvage and Overhaul

Lecture/Lab

8

Ventilation

Lecture/Lab

24

Ladders

Lecture/Lab

28

Fire Control Module

Hours

Combustion & Extinguishment

Lecture

8

Tactics & Strategy

Lecture

4

Incident Command System

Lecture

12

Fire Extinguishers

Lecture/Lab

8

Wildland Fire Control

Lecture/Lab

24

Combination Drills

Lab

40

Fire Control

Lab

16

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Possess a valid EMT card. (May be pending during application process)
  2. Be eligible for English 50.
  3. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent, or a passing score on the
    General Education Development test (ged). (gc 1031 (e)).
  4. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  5. File academy application.
  6. Pass a physical agility test.
  7. Possess, without restrictions, a valid California drivers license.
  8. Be medically cleared to participate in a dynamic physical conditioning program.
  9. Not have been convicted of a felony, and certain misdemeanors, in any state. (pc 1201 & 12021.1)

Materials Fee

Item/Description

Cost

Binder

$10.00

Emergency Response Guidebook

$10.00

IFSTA Essentials Text

$90.00

Field Operations Guide

$10.00

5-190 /Wildland Guides

$15.00

Scantrons

$10.00

Rope/Webbing

$50.00

SRT-1 Course

$68.00

LARRO

$50.00

Ventilation Wood

$90.00

Printing

$40.00

Safety Glasses

$5.00

Extinguishers

$20.00

Tool/Equipment Maintenance

$30.00

SCBA

$100.00

EMS

$10.00

Turnout Rental (helmet, goggles, coat, pants, suspenders, boots, gloves, hood, bag, two-way shipping)

$495.00

• TOTAL

$1,103.00