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, black safety shoes, leather gloves, and eye protection at a firehouse assignment. While participating 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: 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

All three required class meetings are held at the SFO Fire Academy, Building 928, Classroom 8 from 5 to 7 pm:

-Tuesday - January 12, 2016
 - Orientation and assignments made (For firehouse assignments the canidate must have proof of EMT, and a Fire Academy graduation).
Returning students
must submit a copy of their 'Certificate of Completion' from a previous semester.

-Wednesday - March 9, 2016 - Resume seminar - All must attend!

-Friday - May 13, 2016 - Final meeting - paperwork & equpment 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

S.F.F.D. - Spring 2016 Assignments

S.F.F.D. Fire Intern Assignments begin Tueday , 01/19/2016 
(if approved by Fire Administration - check email from Capt. Long)

Absences must be reported to the on-duty Officer at your assignment by 7 am on or before the day of absence via the "Main Line". Also, email Nik Krispinovich or Bill Long the day before (or early that morning your absence).

Report injuries immediately to either Bill Long or Nik Krishpinovich (check who visits you) or Fire Science Office at:
(415) 239-3202

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)