Fire Internship Program
- Work Experience -
Students will be linking classroom learning with an actual job
experience in the fire protection field by volunteering as interns in
various bureaus, divisions and other assignments within the San
Francisco and South San Francisco Fire Departments. The assignments
will include ride-a-longs at firehouses and require students to learn
professional behaviors with co-workers and the public.
All Fire Internship assingments occur during normal business hours one day per week Monday through Friday only, there are no weekend assignments.
The student is expected to maintain a dress code that includes
black pants, a 'CCSF Fire Academy' tee shirt, or light blue short
sleeve dress shirt (all ironed), black safety shoes, leather gloves,
and eye protection at a firehouse assignment. While participating in
an internship, any body piercings must be removed and males are
expected to be clean shaven.
The student is required to follow all rules and regulations of the agency they are interning at and to follow class rules related to the internship.
Pre-requisite: FSC 107A; FSC 111 or a Certificate of
Completion from a California Regional Fire Academy; EMT 100 or state
EMT certification; approval of the Administration of Juctice/Fire
Science Department. Repeat maximum 6 units.
Emergency Medical Technician certification and graduation from a State Fire Training certified fire academy are required for ride-a-long assignments.
Firefighter 1 (sign-off for certification)
Once a student has completed three semesters (12 months) of the Fire
Internship Program, one can apply for the Firefighter 1 certification to State Fire
Training (along with passing both written and skills exams or six (6)
months full time employment as a Firefighter or combination volunteer
and paid time as a Firefighter).
Read the links below for further details for obtaining a Firefighter 1 certification:
All three required class meetings are held at the SFO Fire Academy,
Building 928, Classroom 8 from 5 to 7 pm:
-Friday, January 11, 2019 - Orientation and assignments made (for firehouse assignments the candidate must show proof of EMT and a Fire Academy graduation certification). EVERYONE MUST ATTEND!
Returning students must submit a copy of their " Certificate of Completion" from a previous semester.
-Friday - March 8, 2019 - Resume seminar - 1st Semester Students Must Attend!
-Friday - May 10, 2019 - Final meeting - paperwork (both copies of site supervisor's evaluation, resume, and attendance card) and equipment (coat, helmet, and gloves) turned in.
If equipment is not turned in, a "Hold" will be placed on one's CCSF account until equipment is returned or paid for.
S.F.F.D. - Firehouse Locations:
San Francisco Fire Department assignments begin Tuesday, January 22, 2019
(if approved by Fire Administration - check email / this website)
Absences must be reported to the on-duty Officer at your assignment by 7:30 am on the day of your absence via the "Main Line".
Also, email Chief Nicol Juratovac or Capt. Bill Long the day before
(or early that morning) that you will not be at your assignment.
Report injuries immediately to either Capt. Bill Long or Chief Nicol Juratovac via cell phone (check who visits you)
or the Fire Science Office at:
Contact person for South SF Fire is the Training Chief
(if assigned by Captain Long)
Office: (650) 875-6961 Cell: (650) 867-5132
South San Francisco Fire Firehouse Locations
Interns are normally assigned to Station 61
Assignments are Monday through Friday (no weekends)