Monterey Peninsula College Firefighter 1 Academy
Located at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, CA, the Firefighter 1 Academy provides students with the State Fire Marshal’s Office / State Fire Training educational requirements for certification as a Firefighter 1. Prerequisites for the accredited academy are EMT 1A, Biddle CPAT or JPAC agility test, and a medical / physical examination.
The academy is offered twice a year. Each academy is 22 weeks in length, one beginning in January and ending in June, and the other beginning in July and ending in December. Classes meet Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 AM to 5:00 PM or longer, and from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday evenings. Additional class time is required for attending Rescue Systems 1 and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational and Decontamination. A formal graduation ceremony is conducted at the end of each academy.
The course is worth 17 academic units and standard Monterey Peninsula College tuition fees apply along with additional costs for the academy.
Applicant names are taken on a first come, first served basis by calling 831-646-4240 as soon as the class schedule for the semester during which the academy is offered is finalized and posted on the MPC website at www.mpc.edu. Additional information on the Firefighter 1 Academy can be obtained by calling 831-646-4240.
Congratulations to the 15 firefighter cadets from class 2012-2 that completed the fire academy and were confirmed by Monterey Peninsula College for meeting the educational requirements for Firefighter 1 during their graduation ceremony on December 13, 2012, at the CSUMB University Center. Well Done!
Special thanks to all the instructional staff, support personnel, and local fire agencies for their efforts during the academy. The fire academy would not be possible without their support and dedication.
2012-2 Academy Graduates:
Daniel W. Burgess, Vaughn L. Costa, Matthew L. Goodwin, Bryce C. Hall, Stephen M. Hanson, Timothy N. Makanani, Marc J. Miller, Martin J. Muhoberac, Julian C. Narvaez, Tyler K. Oshiro, Anthony R. Reinosa, Holden A. Renz, Benjamin Villalpando, Anthony A. Webb, Casey C. Williams.