Welcome! If you are remote & would like to speak to someone in the Fire Tech
office, please call 714-564-6845 and kindly leave a message with your
email and phone number. You will receive a callback within one business
day. If you prefer to send an email, all staff/faculty emails can be
found on the main Fire Technology page.
SAC Basic Fire Academy Dates
|January 30, 2023||June 3,|
|184th BFA Full-time||Fall|
|August 14, 2023||December 9, 2023||FULL||21|
|185th BFA Full-time||Spring 2024||January 2024||June 2024||OPEN|||
a space becomes available in an academy and you are the next person to
be called from the waitlist, please be informed that you have one
business day to call us back and confirm that you want that seat. If you
do not call within one business day, then we will call the next person
and you will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Please know that
there is typically a lot of movement on our waitlists.
Dear Firefighter I Candidate:
Welcome to Santa Ana College, home of the largest, finest and oldest fire technology program in California! You have made a wise career choice. Your success will depend on whether you have the proper attitude, tenacity and mental discipline to achieve your goal. Our counselors and staff are ready to help you. Listen closely to what they have to say and you should succeed. Our graduates have attained firefighter positions in many departments in California and throughout the United States.
The Santa Ana College Fire Academy program is administered under the guidance of the Orange County Fire Chiefs’ Association and is nationally recognized as a premier fire-training program. This program meets the Orange County Fire Service standards and has been approved by the State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Fire Services as the First Accredited Regional Fire Academy in California. Our standards far exceed the minimum qualifications and training required for California Firefighter I Certification. Additionally, our graduates receive certificates in Vehicle Extrication, Hazardous Materials First Responder, Rescue Systems I, Fire Control III, Firefighter Survival and Confined Space Awareness.
The information contained in the above attachment describes our most popular program, “The Public Fire Service Option” degree. This degree program trains firefighters for public or private fire departments. The Fire Technology Department also offers additional degree options and you are encouraged to explore these alternatives in the SAC catalog.
If you require additional information, please visit the Fire Technology Office at 1530 W. 17th Street, B10 Santa Ana, Ca 92706 or call (714) 564-6845. We are happy to help you attain your career goals!
Although our office at SAC is now open, we can still accept your documents electronically.
Below, listed in bold, are the items that need to be completed / turned in to be officially placed in an academy:
- Core Fire Tech Classes (FTC 101 through 106 and FTC 121/121L)
You do not need to send proof of the class completion unless you have taken them at another college.
To see if your Fire Technology Classes transfer from another college to SAC, please contact our Career Center for an appointment with 1 of the 4 Career Education (CE) Counselors.
You will provide them your Unofficial Transcripts and they will help you fill out your petition form, correctly.
It will then be routed to our office for signature and then on to Admissions to be processed. You will be notified once the classes are transferred.
Career Center Contact Information:
You will also need to send your Official Transcripts to:
Admissions and Records
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
· - Official Biddle Certificate (PAT)
· - NREMT Card and / or CA EMT License
· - Medical (NFPA 1582)
Please send us an email and follow these guidelines:
· In subject line of email, please put “SAC BFA – Completed Docs”
· Attach a PDF of your completed documents (free PDF converter apps can be found if you Google them)
· Send email to Barker_Hillary@sac.edu
We will reply to your email confirming that we have received your documents & will officially place you when we see that you have all items completed. Placement is first come, first serve. Thank you.