News and Events

COVID-19 -- Cal-JAC Offices Closed

Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), our office will experience an interruption in normal business operations. The Cal-JAC will be closed until April 1,2020 and staff will be working remotely. Should you need timely assistance, please e-mail or call the Cal-JAC office and leave a voicemail at 916-648-1717. Staff will be checking voicemail and responding throughout the day. 

Apprenticeship Funding Boost in Gov's Budget

The catastrophic fires that closed 2017 are stark reminders of why California firefighters need to stay the best trained in the world. This week, Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal reflected this stark reality, proposing a sizeable boost in funding for apprenticeship 

URVI Enhanced Skills Module Training
Unified Response to Violent Incidents

The course prepares participants to conduct joint-training classes and exercises for local Fire Service first responders and Law Enforcement at active shooter and other violent incidents.

New FCTC Center in San Diego

Would-be California firefighters in San Diego County can now take written and CPAT close to home at the new FCTC Center at Miramar College. Find out if you've got what it takes! 

13th Biennial Cal-JAC Conference Takes Place in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

For more than three decades, the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Cal-JAC) has been on the cutting edge of apprenticeship, training and recruitment efforts, helping make California’s fire service the envy of the nation.

Dates Announced for CFFJAC Career Expos

Would-be firefighters will get an up-close look at what it takes to become a first responder later this summer, when the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC) hosts its annual Career Expos.

TCM Training Offered Through Target Solutions

The groundbreaking terrorism response training developed by the California Fire Fighters Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC) is now available at a second online location.

CFFJAC’s Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Launches New Web Site

The Firefighter Candidate Testing Center is the one-stop testing and hiring resource for firefighter candidates and fire departments. The center brings together fair, validated written and CPAT testing, document validation and a statewide eligibility list used to fill workforce vacancies across the state.

CFFJAC to Begin Written Testing

The vision of unified candidate testing for California’s fire service has become a reality, as the CFFJAC’s Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) is set to begin offering their first written tests to candidates in February. 

CFFJAC Career Expos Target Next Generation of Firefighters

Would-be firefighters from throughout California got a chance to get an up-close look at what it takes to become a first responder at CFFJAC’s Firefighter Career Expos, held this past September at the Firefighter Candidate Testing Centers in Sacramento, Orange and Livermore.

L.A. Co. Firefighters School Lawmaker on Why Apprenticeship Matters

A key member of the Legislature got a firsthand look at the value of focused, standardized apprenticeship training in the fire service.

2014 Firefighter Career Expos

Three Firefighter Career Expos have been scheduled for September 2014 at all of the CFFJAC's FCTC Centers. So SAVE THE DATE!

2014 CA Fire Service Safety Stand Down

As the nation marks the one-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hills Fire tragedy, the California fire service is urging all departments to join in the 2014 Safety Stand Down on July 3.

2013 Safety Stand Down

As we head into a very hot and dry Fourth of July holiday weekend, a coalition of California Fire Service partners is coming together to announce a Safety Stand Down for July 3, 2013.

Local Education Agencies Visit CPAT Sacramento

The California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee hosted a Local Education Agencies Day on March 13 at Sacramento’s Candidate Physical Ability Testing facility.

CFFJAC Firefighter Career Expos Draw Qualified, Motivated Recruits

Prospective firefighters from all over California converged on the CPAT testing centers in Orange and Livermore to participate in two CFFJAC-sponsored Firefighter Career Expos.

Apprenticeship Works

New short film highlights amazing story of apprenticeship and how it is building the skilled workforce of the future. 

CFFJAC's Women's Commission Launches Mentoring Program

The CFFJAC and its Commission to Recruit Women in the Fire Service has launched a groundbreaking mentoring program for departments to aid in retaining their best and brightest by helping them succeed in a tough, demanding profession.

Web-Based TCM Training Now Available

The next generation of terrorism response training is here today. The CFFJAC's Terrorism Consequence Management (TCM) Web-based training is now available to all California fire departments.