Olive Drive provided the applications to us yesterday, they are now available. The applications are available and can be picked up at the Olive Drive Fire Training Facility and or Bakersfield College (at the Fire Tech. office Wiell Institute, 21st & Chester). They can only be returned on the date described in the packet, and they must be returned to Janet Mason at the Olive Drive Fire Training Facility located at 5642 Victor Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93309, only on Oct. 17th between 7:30am & 4:00 pm in person. The physical agility test will be the CPAT it will be held tentative on 10-27-12, at the Olive Drive Fire Training Facility. Note: if you have a current CPAT card dated January 7, 2012 you will not have to take the CPAT, you must show your current CPAT certification card when turning in your application.
Students are discouraged from consuming any drink containing caffeine, as this may keep your pulse rate and B/P abnormally high after the physical agility test is over. See your packet for specific information.
The Firefighter I academy will start in the spring of 2012, Fees will be approximately $893.00 for uniforms, and equipment and tuition. Course length will be from January to May, and will meet on Monday, Wednesday, evenings 6:00 to 10:00 pm, and weekends Sat. & Sun. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Total semester units are 8. This academy is recognized by and meets the California State Fire Training and Education Services certified training program. Students have one year to complete an EMT class after graduation from the fire academy.