In-service training courses offered for fire personnel through the Public Safety Training
Consortium. Course numbers will be assigned as needed, and Consortium titles will
be used. The curriculum for each course offered adheres to Title V requirements.
College of San Mateo is a member of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training
Consortium. The Consortium is funded by member colleges to provide vocational specific
training which may require special facilities, special training conditions, or is
presented outside of the regular schedule of college classes.
South Bay offers in-service training courses, including State Fire Training certified
classes. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to
serve those already employed in a variety of Public Safety careers.
The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public
Safety Training Consortium Center located near the Evergreen Valley College campus.
The curriculum for each course offered adheres to State of California Title 5 requirements.
For more information about the courses available, including requirements and schedules,
please visit the South Bay website or call (408) 270-6458.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career
opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency
services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire
protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations
affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions;
basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life