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Lassen College Reintroduces CalFire Basic Training Course

lccfirefightersThe Lassen Community College Public Safety Training Center is announcing the revival of the CalFIRE Basic Training course. This training program is required prior to applying to CalFIRE as a new seasonal firefighter.

The course, which will be offered beginning during the Fall 2014 semester has several prerequisites that students must take. All but one of the required courses are available during the Spring 2013 semester; the remaining class will be offered in the fall prior to the Basic Training course.

The revival of this course was the work of Dave Trussell and Chad Lawson of the LCC Public Safety Training Center and Mark Higgins of CalFIRE, along with input and support from others within each agency. The course and its prerequisites make up about 180 hours of firefighter training, a substantial increase since the college last offered the academy.

In addition, the classes can also be applied to a certificate or degree in Fire Technology at the college and some can be used with federal firefighting agencies as well. Students interested should begin by enrolling in the Volunteer Firefighter Academy (FS 98.21) which begins January 13th, 2014.

Other classes that are required are: FS 89 wildland Fire Chainsaws, FS 8 Wildland Fire Suppression, FS 61 Basic 32, FS 21 First Responder Medical, and FS 72 First Responder Hazardous Materials.

Interested students can not only apply to Lassen Community College online, but they can also enroll for these classes as they become available on the Lassen College website. The Public Safety Training Center is located at 814 Cottage Street and students are encouraged to come meet the staff and find out more about the program.

For more information, interested parties can call Dave Trussell or Jennifer Bird at 251-8829.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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