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.

Basic Wildland Firefighter Announcement

Academy Dates: Fall Dates – Oct. 1 – Dec. 19, 2021 – Waitlisitng

FULL-TIME Monday-Friday Academy: Nov. 1 – Dec. 10, 2021 –  Waitlisting

Applications accepted July 1 – September 1, 2021 –  Maximum of 30 students

BWF Timelines 2021 Fall Academy- 12 weekends Friday-Sunday

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

Course Forms

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

Times: Friday, October 1, 2021 — 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.;
Fridays after October 1: 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, Confined Space Awareness, Firefighter Survival, 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


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