The Fire/Emergency Response Technology program at College of the Siskiyous is designed to provide the pre-employment skills required for the career firefighter. The program is approved as an Accredited Regional Training Program by the California State Board of Fire Services. The accredited status allows COS to operate as an arm of the State Fire Training Office and to test and issue certificates locally. The program prepares students for careers in firefighting, provides in-service training to career and volunteer firefighters, and includes certification as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Company Officer. A number of specialized courses certified by the California State Fire Marshal's Office, The National Fire Academy, and /or the National Wildfire Coordinating Group are also offered. The curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program the student should be able to:
Firefighter*, Fire Investigator, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Rescue Technician, Emergency Services Administrator.
*Firefighter positions can be found with the following agencies: City Fire Service, County Fire Services, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the United States Forest Services, Bureau of Land Management, and other private agencies.
Students can earn Occupational Work Experience units through supervised employment in an on-the-job learning environment relating to their career goals. For more information, visit our Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) page.
Phone: (530) 938-5261
Phone: (530) 938-5573
Program Contact: Career and Technical Education
Phone: (530) 938-5512