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Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
Las Positas College Fire Service Technology "“core” curriculum is aligned with the National FESHE (Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education) 2018 model Fire Service curriculum, in addition several course offerings provide entry level industry certificates from the Office of State Fire Marshal, State Fire Training Division.
The Associate of Science Degree program focuses on both the technical training and the general education course work required for a degree. This program will prepare completers to enter gainful employment in the fire industry the fire technology program provides educational courses that prepare students to enter the field of fire technology as a firefighter. The program supports working partnerships with county and city fire departments forming a regional training center.
Las Positas College Regional Fire Academy is an accredited Regional Training program (ARTP) as designated by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM). As an ARTP, Las Positas College Regional Fire Academy is authorized to deliver a CSFM Accredited Fire Fighter I Academy and a full suite of CSFM courses leading advanced levels of certification. In addition, Las Positas College Regional Fire Academy is authorized by CSFM to deliver Fire Fighter I certification examinations in support of CSFM’s accreditation by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).
The Las Positas College Regional Fire Academy is an accredited California State Fire Marshal program providing certificates from State Fire Training (SFT) and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). This program and other similar programs statewide are intended to provide an educated recruit base for Fire Departments in the state of California. This program is designed to meet the dynamic challenges of fire department needs for pre-service recruits in the 21st century and enabling students to successfully become employed by fire departments throughout the state of California and within the Alameda County Community College District's service area. Las Positas College Fire Academy graduates are employed in every Fire Department in Alameda County and many departments in California as well as out of state.
About the Certificate
This certificate of achievement provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fi re prevention and the organization and operation of a fi re prevention bureau. Students will examine the use of codes, the identification and correction of fire hazards, the components of detection and suppression systems, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education.
Please note than in order for the student to be certified by state fire training as a FIRE inspector the following courses along with educational experience is needed: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/divisions/state-fire-training/cfstes-professional-certification/fire-inspector-1/
Recipients of the Las Positas College Certificate of Achievement in Fire Prevention will be eligible to apply for positions as firefighter, firefighter/EMT, Seasonal Firefighter, Reserve Firefighter, Student Firefighter or Fire Aide and some Fire Prevention bureaus that do not require SFT fire inspector-1 certification but do require college work in Fire Service Technology with an emphasis on Fire Prevention.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fire Prevention, students are able to explain the difference between fire codes and building codes and how they apply to different municipalities
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fire Prevention, students are able to use and demonstrate how to properly conduct a fire inspection.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fire Prevention, students, given
field observations, are able to recognize hazardous conditions involving equipment,
processes, and operations in order to verify that equipment is maintained, and processes
and operations are conducted in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
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|FST 6 Building Construction for Fire Protection||3|
Updated: July 2022