Fire Academy at Ben Clark Training Center

Moreno Valley College offers a Basic Firefighter Academy through the Ben Clark Training Center. Our 12-week, 19 college unit program provides students with a basic knowledge of fire service operations and to provide them with the entry-level skills required by most fire departments.

Fire Program Students

Our program is accredited through the California State Fire Marshal’s Office and upon successful completion of the Academy students will be eligible to receive their State of California Firefighter I certificate.

All college units earned through the Fire Academy may be applied to an Associate degree. The full-time academy session will be held during the hours of 0600 to 1800 hours Monday through Friday.

Academy Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • FIT-1 (or equivalent)
  • California State EMT Card or current NREMT card
  • Physical Agility Test (CPAT or Biddle)

In addition, students will receive certificates for topics in Fire Control, Incident Command Systems, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism, Rescue and CAL FIRE Basic:

  • Fire Control 1
  • Fire Control 2
  • Fire Control 3
  • Fire Control 4
  • Fire Control 6
  • NWCG IS - 200
  • NWCG S - 130
  • NWCG L - 180
  • NWCG S - 190
  • FEMA IS - 700
  • Firefighter Safety & Survival
  • Low Angle Rope Rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Rapid Intervention Crew Tactics
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • NFA Response to Terrorism
  • CSTI Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
  • CSTI Hazardous Materials First Responder Decontamination
  • CAL FIRE Basic

You can read more by visiting the Fire Academy page.

For additional information, contact the department of Public Safety Education and Training at the Ben Clark Training Center.