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:

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

Firefighter I / II - Implementation Plan 2019

Internship Assignments

Class meetings are held at John Adams, Classroom #45 from 5 to 7 pm:

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     
   Academy Graduation.

  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     
  safety equipment. 

  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)