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. 

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CFFJAC News Archive
January 12, 2018
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 

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February 21, 2017
URVI Enhanced Skills Module Training
March 15, 2016
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! 

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February 10, 2015
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. 

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November 12, 2015
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.

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September 22, 2014
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.

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July 29, 2015
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.

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September 10, 2014
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.

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