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 that will require the student to learn professional behaviors with co-workers and the public.

The student is expected to maintain a dress code that includes black pants with “CCSF Fire Academy” “T” or light blue short sleeve dress shirt and be to clean shaven with no body piercing while participating as an intern. Black safety shoes, leather gloves, and eye protection are also required while at a firehouse assignment. The student is required to follow all rules and regulations of the agency they are interning at and to follow class requirements related to paperwork & class meeting dates.

Pre-requisite: Fire Science 50 
Emergency Medical Technician certification & 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 of the Fire Internship program,  one can apply for certification to State Fire Training as a Firefighter 1

Volunteer time of one calendar year is required, along with completion of a Fire Academy.

Read the links below for further details for obtaining a Firefighter 1 certification:

1. Read the letter linked here for more details
2. Have your Fire Academy Coordinator sign-off on drills Form 
3. Go to State Fire Training website and follow the links for 'Forms information' (application & fee schedule) and 'Procedure Manual' pages 93-4 for filing procedures for Firefighter 1

Internship Assignments

Class meetings are held in 222 - Batmale Hall from 1 to 3
Required class meetings:
Tuesday, January 7th - Orientation
(no exceptions for 1st time students) 
Resume writing - March 20th
May 15th - all reports due

S.F.F.D. - Firehouse locations

Assignments start the week of  January 13th - 2014

S.F.F.D. Fire Intern Assignments for spring 2014

Report absences the day of to firehouse Lt.s / Capt.s and email
Chief O'Leary or Captain Long the day before, and also report injuries immediately to either Captain Long or Chief O'Leary (check who visits you)

Contact person for South SF Fire is Training Chief Mosueda
(if assigned by Captain Long)

Office: (650) 829-3954 Cell: (650) 918-8402

South San Francisco Fire Firehouse Locations

Interns are normally assigned to Station 61

Assignments are Monday through Friday (no weekends)