Michael Busch, Interim Director of Fire Instruction
Location: Joint Powers Training Center - Huntington Beach
Norma Castillo, SAC Campus, Administrative Secretary
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, my staff and I 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, ICS 200, Firefighter Survivial and Low Angle Rescue.
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 seven additional degree options and you are encouraged to explore these alternatives in the District 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 with my friendly staff. They will be happy to help you attain your career goals.
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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 Class (FTC 101 through 106 and FTC 121/121L)
o 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 (PAT)
· - NREMT 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 ~
177th BFA Full-Time
February 10, 2020
May 30, 2020
178th BFA Full-Time
August 24, 2020
December 12, 2020
* 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.