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’s degree. The full-time academy will be in session from 0600 to 1800 hours Monday through Friday plus three Saturday sessions.

Academy Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • FIT-1 (or equivalent)
  • California State EMT Card (not national registry)
  • CPAT or Biddle

In addition, students will receive 20 individual certificates for topics in Fire Control, Incident Command Systems, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism, Rescue and CAL FIRE Basic certificate:

  • Fire Control 1
  • Fire Control 2 new
  • Fire Control 3
  • Fire Control 4
  • Fire Control 6
  • Fire Control 7
  • NWCG IS - 200
  • NWCG S - 130 new
  • 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 (formerly 67 hour academy)
  • L- 180

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.