Basic Wildland Firefighter

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Yuba College Fire Technology, in cooperation with CalFire Nevada/Yuba/Placer Unit is excited to present the Basic Wildland Firefighter (BWF) class. This 219 hour BWF class will meet the minimum requirements to gain seasonal employment with CalFire. The BFW training includes: Firefighter Safety, Wildland Fire Suppression, Structural Fire Suppression, Firefighter Survival and communications.

The October  and November courses have a maximum of 30 students. Applications due September 1, 2021.
(if prerequisites are complete, you may still be able to get in this course as of Sept. 17, 2021)

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Academy Dates: Fall Dates – October 1 – December 19, 2021

FULL-TIME Monday-Friday Academy: November 1 – December 10, 2021  *please specify which academy

Applications accepted July 1 – September 1, 2021

BWF Timelines 2021 Fall Academy-12 weekends

BWF Timelines 2021Fall/Winter Monday-Friday – 5 weeks


Course Forms


Please send your interest to or Further information and forms will be provided to those on the interest list.  

Times: Friday: 5:30 pm—9:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am—5 pm

Location: Yuba College Public Safety Center, 2088 North Beale Road, Marysville Building 2100, Room 2142, East Lot

Certifications: CalFire Basic Wildland Firefighter, NWCG S-190, S-130, L180, ICS 100, CSTI Fro/Decon, Healthcare Provider CPR, and Title 22/Public Safety First Aid, NIMS 700 & 800


  • Must be 18 years old by class start date.
  • Pass a arduous physical work, medical exam
  • Possess/Purchase the required equipment per the list
  • Ability to enroll for classes at Yuba College


  • Minimum of Public Safety First Aid & CPR (CA Health and Safety Code 1797.182).
  • Hazardous Materials, First Responder Operations (FRO) curriculum that meets or exceeds (CSTI or SFT FSTEP).

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