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      Accredited by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office
      Course Title: FIRTC 63 – Firefighter 1 Academy (WITHOUT EMT  Curriculum)

The application window for the Fall Firefighter 1 Academy is now CLOSED.

To receive updates and information on future academies,
please complete the Course Interest Form for Firefighter 1:

Description: Provides student with the basic skills and knowledge to work in the fire service. The California State Firefighter I curriculum will be followed. Provides training in basic concepts including fire department organization, fire control, equipment operation, prevention, protection, hose, nozzles, and breathing apparatus. Includes physical training. Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will receive IFSAC/ProBoard certification as a Firefighter 1.

Yuba College Public Safety Center
2088 North Beale Rd, Room 2142
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6923

September 12 to December 8, 2023, 0630-1700 Monday to Friday with some weekend sessions







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 by April 28, 2023 via email.  Ensure you receive a confirmation email that your application was received.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please note: applicants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Step 3. Apply to Yuba College as a new student if not already registered. 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 fire academy. Notification of acceptance in to the academy will be sent via email no later than Friday, May 5, 2023. Acceptance letter will provide information regarding items to purchase and tasks to complete.

     If confirmed into the academy, complete the remaining steps:

Step 6. May 16 or 18, 2023: Meet with counselors to file an abbreviated educational plan if not already enrolled at Yuba College.  Any students who have attended Yuba College previously will be contacted by a facilitator regarding college programs for Certificate or A.S. degrees.

Step 7. Complete medical history, Par-Q and medical exam

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

Step 9. Attend orientation meeting on Friday, July 28, 2023 via Zoom and Mandatory in-person orientation Saturday September 2, 9am to 12pm

Step 10. Prepare for academy start on Tuesday. September 12, 2023.



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 63 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 Firefighter 1 academy is approximately $3,200 – $4,000 dollars.

Total estimated expenses are summarized below:

$ 740.00 Tuition, Fees, and Parking Pass -Based on the current $46.00 per unit enrollment
$ 525.00 Material Fees (SFM certificates and testing)
$ 382.00 Books and printed materials -Available at the Yuba College Bookstore
$ 315.00 Uniforms and physical training clothes
 $ 850.00 PPE Equipment Purchase – helmet, boots, gloves, etc.
$ 400.00 PPE Rental
$ 3,212.00 TOTAL
This total does not include living expenses.


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 Firefighter 1:


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