EMT Academy

The Cal-JAC Academy is a pre-apprenticeship program, designed to remove barriers to entry and provide a direct path toward the fire service for qualified candidates who also demonstrated economic need.

The program provides an opportunity to qualifying cadets to earn their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course completion certificate as the first step toward a career in the fire service. 

In addition to obtaining the skills required of a nationally registered EMT, academy cadets will physically train for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), receive preparatory instruction for the Cal-JAC written exam, and hone their interview skills through the guidance of a firefighter mentor.  

All graduating cadets will also be added to FCTC’s Statewide Eligibility List, which is used by fire departments throughout California that are looking to hire. 

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