Cal-JAC Video Gallery

The California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee was one of the pioneers in its use of video-based firefighter training, and it continues to push the envelope.Created in conjunction with its award-winning Firestar Studios, Cal-JAC is making firefighter training and recruitment "come alive." CLICK HERE to view all our video or the links below.

Cal-JAC Program Overview Videos 

A collaboration of two strong and influential forces, the Cal-JAC is co-sponsored by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal, representing management, and the California Professional Firefighters, AFL-CIO, representing labor. Click here to view some of the many ways that the Cal-JAC builds a stronger California fire service.

15th Biennial Conference Videos

Partnership for SuccessAs recipients of the 2019 Partnership for Success Award, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District and the Rancho Cucamonga Professional Firefighters, Local #2274 are being recognized for their history of collaboration between labor and management when it comes to providing the training and education need to ensure firefighter safety and effectiveness on the front lines.

Cal-JAC Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service: Formed in 1982 the Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service has been working hard to diversify todays fire service. Labor and management are represented on the Commission, reflecting the partnership at the hear of the Cal-JAC’s mission.

Unified Response to Violent Incident (URVI): Thousand Oaks, Gilroy and El Paso are just three of the most recent active shooter incidents. This type of incident can happen in any jurisdiction and when it does, firefighters and law enforcement need to work together in order to save lives. The Cal-JAC’s URVI Enhanced Skills Module training has provided the tools necessary for bringing these agencies together to train for the unthinkable.

Cal-JAC Pre-Apprenticeship EMT Academy: Cal-JAC has worked to develop a workforce that is not only equipped to face the ever-evolving demands of the profession, but also one that reflects the diversity seen across the State. With that aim in mind, the Cal-JAC launched a pre-apprenticeship program, designed to remove barriers to entry and provide a direct path toward the fire service for qualified candidates who also demonstrated economic need.

Firefighter Candidate Testing Center: When it comes to the fire service, picking the right people to do the job can be a matter of life and death. The Cal-JAC’s Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) offers pre-employment screening, with validated physical and written exams. When it comes time to hire, departments have access to a diverse, well-qualified pool of candidates.