Fire Fighter 1 (2013)

Fire Fighter 1 (2013) Certification retires 12/31/2021. Beginning January 1, 2022, all applicants will be required to use the new Fire Fighter 1 (2019) Certification.

 

Fire Fighter 1 utilizes NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training’s Fire Fighter 1 certification. These qualifications are documented in the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Training Standards (CTS). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Certification Information

Fire Fighter 1 is the first certification in the California Fire Fighter professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Fire Fighter 1 Implementation Plan was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, review and complete the documentation below.

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Certification Application


Note
: SFT aligned the Fire Fighter 1 (2013) certification requirements with the Fire Fighter 1 (2019) certification. This change means that the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Task Book (2013) will no longer be required for Fire Fighter 1 (2013) certification; however, a completed Fire Fighter 1 Certification Task Book (2013) will be required to be on file with SFT for applicants to obtain Fire Fighter 2 (2013) certification. The Fire Fighter (2019) Implementation Plan (PDF) has additional information regarding these changes. The Fire Fighter 1 Certification Task Book (2013) can be found on the Fire Fighter 2 (2013) web page

NOTE: Fire Fighter 1 (2013) Reciprocity option retired 06/30/2020. Beginning 7/1/2020 all Fire Fighter 1 Reciprocity applicants will be required to use the new Fire Fighter 1 (2019) Reciprocity option.

NOTE: Fire Fighter 1 (2013) Upgrade option retired 06/30/2020. Beginning 7/1/2020 all Fire Fighter 1 Upgrade applicants will be required to use the new Fire Fighter 1 (2019) Upgrade option.

Curriculum & Testing Delivery Information