SPRING 2023 CAL FIRE BASIC ACADEMY INFORMATION     

Course Title: FIRTC 67 – Cal Fire Basic Wildland Firefighter
*New Curriculum and Course Code Pending — More Information will be provided soon.
Tentative Dates:  Friday, February 3, 2023 to Sunday, March 5, 2023
Description: This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry-level fire fighter to recognize hazards and unsafe situations; don, doff, and maintain wildland personal protective equipment; deploy a fire shelter; maintain suppression hand tools and equipment; assemble and prepare for response; construct and secure a fire line; reduce the threat of fire exposure to improved properties; and mop up and patrol a fire area when working with wildland fires. The curriculum is based on State Fire Marshal FF 1-C (Wildland) course plan, and 2012 edition NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to provide graduates with employment opportunities with Cal Fire or other agencies that accept this level of training.
The application window for the spring academy is now open!
Click here: BWF Application

We will stop accepting applications October 7, 2022 at 5pm

 

Location:
Yuba College Public Safety Center
2088 North Beale Rd, Room 2140
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6923

Need to Determine Which Course To Take (BWF vs. Fire Academy)?  Please Watch This Video for More Information:

 

NEED HELP WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS? PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO!

 

FIREFIGHTER CAL FIRE BASIC APPLICATION PROCESS

 

BWF Application- Short Version

Step 1. Confirm which academy you want to apply for (Firefighter 1 or Cal Fire Basic Wildland Academy)

Step 2. Complete fire academy application and submit via email. Ensure you receive a confirmation email that your application was received.

Step 3. Create or update CCC application and apply to Yuba College for Spring 2023 semester as a new or returning student. See registration link for new students here: Apply Now – Yuba College (yccd.edu) Priority Registration: Priority Registration – Yuba College (yccd.edu)

Step 4. Review program costs and fees and apply for financial aid if needed, Financial Aid – Yuba College (yccd.edu)

Step 5. Await confirmation of acceptance into the academy. Notification of acceptance in to the academy will be sent via email not later than TBA. Acceptance letter will provide information regarding items to purchase and tasks to complete.

     If confirmed into the academy, complete the remaining steps:

Step 6. Meet with counselors to file an abbreviated educational plan if not already enrolled. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Step 7. Complete your registration checklist to register and enroll in FIRTC 67 through your Yuba College student account.

Step 8. Complete medical history, Par-Q and medical exam

Step 9. Purchase uniforms, Personal Protective equipment, PT clothing, and books

Step 10. Attend Mandatory Orientation meeting (TBA) at Yuba College or via Zoom

Step 11. Enroll in the recommended pre-requisites through your Yuba College account.  If you’ve completed them elsewhere, please include those transcripts with your application.

  • Title 22 First Aid/CPR (FIRTC 60): Tentative Dates:  January 13-15, 2023
  • Haz Mat FRO (FIRTC 75): Tentative Dates:  January 20-22, 2023

Step 12. Prepare for academy start on Friday, February 3, 2023

 

CAL FIRE BASIC PROGRAM COSTS

Material and Uniform Costs

Some personal protective equipment will be provided by the Academy, with the exception of: footwear, hoods, and gloves (for health reasons). Students must also provide their own uniforms. Specifications and vendors for these items will be provided upon being accepted for enrollment in the Academy.

Galls’ Order Form:  Galls order form- BWF

Financial Aid

Some students may be eligible to receive financial aid. Both Board of Governor’s Fee Waivers and Federal Financial Assistance may be viable options for students seeking assistance. For further information, call or email the Yuba College Financial Aid office or go to their website here: Financial Aid – Yuba College (yccd.edu)

 

Books

FIRTC 67  books will be available for purchase online and at the Yuba College Bookstore. Details will be made available in the Acceptance Letter. Once accepted and enrolled in to the course, go to the course link in your Yuba College login and the books assigned to the academy will be linked to your course registration. Bookstore link here: Bookstore – Yuba College (yccd.edu)

 

Fees

Enrollment fees, as set by the California State Legislature, are $46 per unit and are subject to change. Students will be responsible for the difference in enrollment fees if such changes are enacted by the Legislature. The total cost for the BWF academy is approximately $2,000 – $2,500.

Total estimated expenses are summarized below:

$ 165.00 Tuition, Fees, and Parking Pass -Based on the current $46.00 per unit enrollment
$ 150.00 Material Fees (SFM certificates and testing)
$ 314.00 Books and printed materials -Available at the Yuba College Bookstore
$ 280.00 Uniforms and physical training clothes
 $ 850.00 PPE Equipment Purchase – helmet, boots, gloves, etc.
$ 1759.00 APPROXIMATE TOTAL
This total does not include living expenses.

NOTE: ALL ITEMS ABOVE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT

All fees are approximate and subject to change at any time.

To receive updates and information on future academies, please complete the Course Interest Form for BWF:
Yuba College Cal Fire Basic Wildland Firefighter Academy Interest Form

 

Need help? Call 530-749-3879, fax: 530-749-3874,
office email: cgil@yccd.edu or dcoats@yccd.edu, Facilitator email:  rstoddar@yccd.edu