Fred Ramsey, Interim Director of Fire Instruction
Location: Joint Powers Training Center - Huntington Beach
Hillary Barker, SAC Campus, Administrative Clerk
Location: SAC – A113
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 Survivial and Confined Space Awareness.
The information contained in the link below 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, in the Cesar Chavez Building, Room A-113, or call (714) 564-6845 and speak the office staff. We are happy to help you attain your career goals. The Fire Technology Office is currently Closed for the Summer 2021 Term. We continue to work remotely from home so if you call and leave a message on our main line, we will call you back within 24 hours. You can also email any of the Office Staff and/or Instructors. Our emails are on the Main Fire Technology Page of this website
STEPS TO GET TO OUR BASIC FIRE ACADEMY
RECOMMENDED G.E.D. CLASSES - STUDENT SUCCESS PATHWAYS
TO "OPEN A FILE" AFTER COMPLETING FTC 101 & 102, Please Email: Barker_Hillary@sac.edu
NFPA 1582 MEDICAL PACKET
Important Information as of April 30, 2020
As we continue observing the Stay-At-Home order set in place by Gov. Newsom, we can accept your documents electronically. If you have completed all the requirements below:
· - 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. If you have completed them at another college, you will need to email us a scanned copy of your transcripts with the college name, your name, and the fire classes taken with a final grade. You will also need to send 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)
But you haven’t turned them in, 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 return to the office. Thank you.
~ SAC Basic Fire Academy Dates ~
|180th BFA Full-time||Fall 2021||August 16, 2021||December 11, 2021||FULL||17|
|181st BFA Full-time||Spring 2022||February 2022||May 2022||OPEN|||
* When a space becomes available in the academy and you are the next person to be called from the waitlist, please be informed that you have 24 hours to call us back to confirm that you want that space. If you do not call within 24 hours, 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.