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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 courses.

Course Description

Under supervision, students will complete their assignment working in a firehouse environment alongside professional firefighters. Students will continue hands-on training, emergency response, clerical responsibilities and other duties as assigned. Students will be able to use these hours towards their requirement for their Firefighter I State Certification.

Units: 3
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lab hours/semester: 144-162
Prerequisites: FIRE 811, Acceptance into a fire agency cadet program. Cadets (or volunteer firefighters) are subjected to an interview process by a fire department before being chosen as a cadet. Minimum requirements to be chosen as a cadet are successful completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, a Fire Academy, successful completion of an EMT course and possession of an EMT certificate, age of 18 or older, and a valid California Driver License.
Corequisites: None