Monterey Peninsula College Firefighter 1 Academy
Located at the Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center in Seaside, CA, the Monterey Peninsula College 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 CPR Certification, EMT 1A, CPAT physical agility test, and a medical / physical examination that includes a spirometry test.
The academy is offered twice a year. Each academy is 17 weeks in length, one beginning in February and ending in June, and the other beginning in August 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Additional class time is required for attending Rescue Systems 1, Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational and Decontamination, and wildland firefighting. 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 fire 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 firefighter cadets from class 2016-2 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 20, 2016, at the Monterey Peninsula College Performing Arts Theater.
Special thanks to all the instructional staff, support personnel, Monterey Peninsula College, and the local fire agencies for their tremendous support and efforts during the academy. The Monterey Peninsula College fire academy would not be possible without their unparalleled dedication.
Sebastian Burch Parker Merritt
Aidan Casey-Rothschild Connor Norton
Kenneth Ellis Gabriel Perez
Ryan Finnerty Benjamin Regan
Joshua Harvey Kevin Ruskell
Jose Jimenez Kevin Salvas
Zachariah Jimenez Tyler Smith
Jeffery Klein Darian Ware
Clayton Lambertson Cameron Weirhauser
Daniel Lucido Marcus Young
2016-2 Class Awards and Scholarship Recipients:
Top Manipulative Recruit: Benjamin Regan
Top Academic Recruit: Benjamin Regan
Most Dedicated Recruit: Jeffery Klein
Most Improved Recruit: Kevin Ruskell
Recruit Leadership: Marcus Young V.
Top Gun Recruit: Cameron Weirshauser
Jennifer Denmark Memorial Scholarship: Daniel Lucido
Bobby Clinton Knights of the Rose Scholarship: Jose Jimenez
Thomas Campbell Memorial Scholarship: Cameron Weirshauser
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