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 and 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).
Procedure for Task Book sign-off by S.F.F.D. Division of Training Chief
Read the links below for further details for obtaining a Firefighter 1 certification:
Class meetings are held at John Adams, Classroom #45 from 5 to 7
Wednesday's Meeting Dates:
- January 15, 2020 - Orientation, review paperwork,
make firehouse assignments, issue safety equipment
New student's bring copies of their EMT License and Fire
Returning students must bring a copy of their current EMT License.
-March 11, 2020 - Resume seminar - 1st semester students only.
-May 06, 2020 - Final meeting - bring in Site Supervisor's evaluation and loaned
If safety 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
Spring Assignments for SFFD Firehouses
(if approved by Fire Administration - check email / this website/ or text course instructor's)
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"
(415-558-32XX Station Number - ask for the Engine or Truck Officer).
Also, email Al Hom 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 Al Hom via cell phone
(check who visits you) or the Fire Science Office at: (415) 239-3202
Assignments are Monday through Friday (no Evenings or weekends)