The Bakersfield City Council has also graciously
donated a 1985 American LaFrance fire engine to the College Fire
Students as you know a research paper is required in
each of the core fire technology classes. In an effort to assist
students in writing excellent research papers the fire technology
program has invested in the development of a Fire Technology Research
Library. The library is open during normal office hours. For more
information about the research library.
In Spring of 2009 we offered the second Wildland
Degree course Fire B25e, Wildland Logistics and Planning. In Fall of
2009 we will offer two additional wildland degree classes.
Fall Semester of 2008 we launch the first online
Wildland Degree course Fire B-25a, Wildland Fire Behavior.
We have State Chancellor approval for the Wildland
I have been given the go ahead to
develope an AS Degree in Wildland Firefighting. I am having meeting now
with the advisory board on shoring up, which classes will make up the core
classes and electives. Keep checking the website for more information.
I am in talks with Kern Fire Chiefs
right now, in regards to the college offering a certified CPAT physical
agility test. We have a lot of hoops to jump through to get this
accomplished. Stay tuned for more information.
We have entered into a partnership agreement with
NFPA. A student who takes our core Fire B-5 class can, at their option
signup for the NFPA Certified Fire Inspector Level 1 certification test
as part of a semester long class. This is a great deal for the student,
and can help them gain employment. For more information call
With the help of Gena Brown (ECC Dispatch
have developed a new Public Safety Dispatcher certificate program. Call the Fire
Technology office for more details.
We have been approved to offer the
Phi Theta Kappa Public
Safety Leadership and Ethics course.
Our two online Fire Technology courses will be offered
starting this fall, fire prevention technology (fire B-5), and
firefighter safety (fire B-2) is offered in the spring. Call
661-395-4044 for more information.
We have a Introduction to Fire Protection cable TV
class, which can be seen on Bright house networks channel 15, and Cox
Cable channel 20, Saturday mornings at 10:00am.
We have just received Rescue Systems 1 accreditation
from the State Fire Marshal, and are offering hospital decon courses.
We have received approval for Local Processing for the
State Fire Marshal, level I, and II courses. This means upon successful
completion of the course we can issue SFM
certificates the week after the class ends.
We have just received two SCBA's from the city of
Bakersfield Fire Department. These will be used for training
aids in the fire tech. classes.
Their will be a dedication of the new fire alarm prop on 8-27-99 at
11:00 am. The prop will be used for hands on training in fire systems, and fire
prevention. The concept and construction of the working fire alarm panel belongs to Tim
Capehart, but thanks belong to Morgan Clayton owner of Tel-Tec alarm company and Silent
Knight alarm manufacturing company donated the alarm components and wired it up.