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Wildland Firefighter Training            B-71A                       

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BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE

BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER TRAINING

Seasonal Firefighter Basic Training

FIRE B71A  

(2 units) 

You will learn the basic concepts, techniques, skills, and theories on fire suppression and control.  Included in this course is fire organization, wildland fire behavior, and fire safety.  This course satisfies one-half of required training standards needed to become a wildland firefighter.  The technical application of scraping the ground, using water, and throwing dirt is completed the first days on duty in station after individuals have been hired by an agency. 

Additional courses will be taught such as a fireline assessment course called LCES Workshop and a foundational leadership course call Human Factors on the Fireline.  LCES Workshop addresses the four key elements of safe fireline engagements.  Human Factors on the Fireline focuses on the human issue we all face while performing at high levels in dynamic and risk filled environments.  This specific course was developed by retired Special Forces military personnel. 

All instructors are on the ground firefighters that are engaged in wildland firefighting every year.  The classroom is always filled with a huge amount of experience to answer questions and assist students. 

Important Dates

Open registration begins in November for spring enrollment, telephone  (395-4113) Web  (www.bakersfieldcollege.edu
In Person
(office hrs Mon-Thrs.  8-5:30 p.m. & Fri. 8-noon)

Course is face to face and located at the Wiell downtown campus (2100 Chester Ave.) from  6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (room # 123).

Best Practices 

  • DONíT WAIT to enroll!
  • You donít need to take the assessment test if you are enrolling in this Fire Tech Course.
  • Anyone can enroll in the courseÖat any age
  • USE the BanWeb as your primary method to ENROLL and  REGISTER and IN person as your second method. Additional information can be found on the fire technology web page at http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu.

 

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