Notification:  We have not scheduled a Basic Wildland Academy for the spring 2024 semester, but will should the interest list numbers grow.  To be added to the interest list, please email   


Course Title: FIRTC 67 – Cal Fire Basic Wildland Firefighter
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.

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


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







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.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please note, acceptance to the academy will be on a first come, first serve basis, so please get your applications in as soon as possible.

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

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

Step 5. Await confirmation of acceptance into the academy. Acceptance letter will provide information regarding items to purchase and tasks to complete.

     If confirmed into the academy, complete the remaining steps:

Step 6. Complete your registration checklist to register and enroll in FIRTC 67 through your Yuba College student account.

Step 7. Complete medical history, Par-Q and medical exam, turn into office by September 29, 2023

Step 8. Purchase uniforms, Personal Protective equipment, PT clothing, and books

Step 9. Enroll in the recommended courses through your Yuba College account.   If you’ve completed them elsewhere, please include those transcripts or certificates with your application.  They are not required courses:

  • Title 22 First Aid/CPR (FIRTC 60): Tentative Dates:  September 8 – 10, 2023 and December 8 – 10, 2023
  • Haz Mat FRO (FIRTC 75): Tentative Dates TBA

Step 10. Prepare for academy start on Friday, October 6, 2023: MANDATORY ORIENTATION 1300-1630



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.

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 (



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 (



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 $1,176.00-.

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)
$ 150.00 Books and printed materials -Available at the Yuba College Bookstore
$ 100.00 Uniforms and physical training clothes
 $ 611.00 PPE Equipment Purchase – helmet, boots, gloves, etc.
This total does not include living expenses.


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

Need help? Call 530-749-3879, fax: 530-749-3874,
office email: or, Facilitator email: