Miramar Fire Academy

The Miramar College Fire Academy consists of eleven courses taken together in a cohort model. Below is the list of courses that meet the requirements for the State Fire Academy and Cal Fire Basic Academy.  These courses are "bundled" together in a full-time option (Fall or Spring Semester) and a part-time option Fall and Spring Semesters. Interested students will apply to the Fire Academy.  (See below)

The Fall Full-time and Part-time Applications are available June 15 - June 30 annually.   When student demand is greater that (50) applicants, a lottery system is used to determine enrollment.  The pre-requistes to attend the academy includes completion of an EMT course (Certification not required at time of application or start of academy) and FIPT 101 Fire Protection Organization or equivalent college course.

The Application Period for the Fire Academy is NOW closed. Students interested in attending the next academy need to complete the Fire Academy Interest Form.  (This Interest Form is for the SFT FF1 Academy and NOT CAL FIRE BASIC Academy - See CAL FIRE Page) The application period for both the Full-Time Fall of 2022 and Part-Time Fall and Spring Firefighter 1 Academies will be the June 15-30, 2022. Student who have completed this form will be contacted early June of 2022.

Student Interest Form

An EMT course and FIPT 101 must be completed to attend the Fire Academy Application (Full-time or Part-time)

Students who complete the required Fire Academy Training are eligible to participate in the FIPT 381G Skills Review and Certification exam to meet Firefighter I Exam requirements for State Fire Training.  Students who successfully complete the requirements for the SFT Firefighter I Exam are eligible for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.


 Course Description


 Introduction to Fire Suppression Manipulative Tasks (Beginning) - 80 Hours*


 Introduction to Fire Suppression Manipulative Tasks (Intermediate) - 80 Hours*


 Introduction to Fire Suppression Manipulative Tasks (Advanced) - 80 Hours


 Truck Company Operations (old 150D) - 80 Hours


 Wildland Firefighter Safety and Survival (old 110A) - 80 Hours*


 Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations - 24 hours*


 Confined Space Awareness - 8 hours*


 Firefighter Survival - 24 hours*


 I-200 Basic Incident Command System (ICS) - 16 Hours


 Frontline Responder - 1A Behavior Heath & Cancer (NEW) - 8 Hours


 Skills Review & Certification Exam (Fire Control III) - 80 Hours

  Italicized courses are required to earn the CAL FIRE BASIC Certification  

Please review the student fees associated with the Fire Academy. Student fees include the costs of Tuition, Books, Uniforms, State Fire Training Certifications, Equipment Rental and misc academy needs. Please review the cost sheet for both the Fire Academy and CAL FIRE Basic Academy.  Fire Academy Cost Sheet

Proposed Student  Schedule for both the Full-time and Part-time Academy. Class Schedule

Waiting for the next academy to start?  What should you do to prepare physically and mentally for the next academy? Purchase the latest IFSTA Essentials online materials for Firefighter 1 and review the CPAT Preparation Guide. These exercises will prepare you for the academy and the goal to run three miles under 30 minutes, a recommended goal during the academy.

Fire Academy Certification Payments

The following payment buttons are for current Fire Academy Students Only.  These buttons are provided to pay for the certification fees associated with each certificate earned in the fire academy.