Prepare to Become a Firefighter 1
Students who have completed their prerequisites are eligible to enroll in the CCSF's Firefighter 1 Academy. Upon completing the academy, you will receive a Firefighter 1 “Educational” Certificate, which meets California’s State Fire Training and the National Field Protection Association’s standard for Firefighter 1.
About the Academy
The City College of San Francisco Fire Fighter One Academy is taught under the Certification of the California State Fire Marshal Office of State Fire Training. The course meets the currently effective California State Fire Marshal Office of State Fire Training Firefighter One Curriculums.
The course is taught Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 1800-2200 hours, and all day Saturday, 0800-1800 hours. Additional hours may be scheduled as necessary. The Fire Academy is taught in the fall and spring semesters only. The Fire Academy program is headquartered at the Airport Campus of CCSF.
To be eligible for the Fire Academy you must be a currently enrolled CCSF student with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students who have completed the Fire Science Technology major or who have received the Fire Protection certificate or who have completed Fire Science 111 will have priority for S.F.F.D. Fire Internships or with local fire departments.
Peter Patrick Madigan Antonini was scheduled to get hired into the San Francisco Fire Department. He was a graduate of the Fire Science program at CCSF, and was mentored by our department faculty to achieve his career goal of becoming a Firefighter. While running on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, he suffered a fatal heart attack and died despite heroic efforts to save him. It was found out later he suffered from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. His family has donated money to the CCSF Foundation, for which we now have a Fire Academy scholarship named in his honor, and from which we distribute an award each semester to a deserving member(s) of the Fire Academy class. We have worked closely with the Antonini Family to help promote a greater knowledge of HCM. There are many who have graduated from St. Ignatius High School who have also attended CCSF and gone on to careers in the SFFD. We are working to increase awareness of HCM at the high school and collegiate levels.