Wildland Fire Academy

Wildland Fire Academy
WFA 2021 Graduates

 An entry-level course offered in partnership with CALFIRE to prepare students for a career in the public service industry sector.

The Academy provides:
  • Entry-level employment training
  • Fire Service Certifications
  • Eligibility to apply for CALFIRE Basic Firefighter
  • NWCG S-190, S-130, L-180, ICS-100
  • Emergency Care Provider CPR Certificate D.O.T.
  • First Responder EMS Certification

  • High School credits may be applied to graduation (contact your high school counselor to verify)

Please reach out to Claudia Deniz or Lorilee Niesen to be added to the interest list for the 2021-2022 Academy. Thank you for your interest! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What certificates will I receive? 
S-130, S-131, S-190, L-180, ICS 100, CPR/First Aid, Hazmat FRO & Decon, Confined Space Awareness, Firefighter Structural Safety & Survival, CALFIRE Basic Firefighter.
2. When do I need to schedule my screening test?               
The coordinator will contact you with a time and date after all the applications have been received.    
3. What if I cannot get my physical before the application deadline? 
Provide a doctor's note with the date of your physical.                        
4. Are all classes mandatory if I already have some of the certificates?   

Contact Information:
Lorilee Niesen, Director of Educational Services
(530) 473-1350 ext.10834

Claudia Deniz, Program Support Technician
(530) 473-1350 ext. 10304