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  • The Tehachapi City Council has graciously donated a 1989 American LaFrance fire engine, which is complete with all accessory equipment to the College Fire Technology Program.

  • The Bakersfield City Council has also graciously donated a 1985 American LaFrance fire engine to the College Fire Technology Program.

  • 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 Degree program.

  • 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.

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  • 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 661-395-4044. 

  • With the help of Gena Brown (ECC Dispatch supervisor) we 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.

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