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:

Firefighter 1 (2013) new
Task Book - download to your computer
Check List
Fee Schedule

Internship Assignments

All three required class meetings will be held at John Adams,  enrolled students will be notified of the classrom location before the first class meeting, meeting hours
are from 5 to 7 pm:

Friday, August 16, 2019 - Orientation and assignments made (for firehouse assignments the candidate must show proof of EMT License  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 - October 18, 2019 
- Resume seminar - 1st Semester Students Must Attend!
-Friday - December 06, 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
Assignments begin August 26, 2019 are posted as of August 8, 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"
(415-558-32...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

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)