CFFJAC 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 Productions, CFFJAC is making firefighter training and recruitment "come alive."

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, andthe 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.

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Department in the Spotlight - Los Angeles Fire Department

Firefighters from the Los Angeles City Fire Department use Cal-JAC's Unified Response to Violent Incidents curriculum to conduct active shooter training with LAPD and security personnel for Paramount Studios.

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December 23, 2015
Department in the Spotlight - Santa Barbara City Fire Department

Thanks in part to training dollars secured through their participation in the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee, firefighters from the Santa Barbara City Fire Department recently underwent flash over recognition training at the Ventura County Fire Department’s Regional Training Center.

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December 21, 2015
2015 Career Expos

Hundreds of candidates from around the state get a first hand look at what it takes to become a firefighter during the Cal-JAC's annual career expos in Sacramento, Livermore and Orange.

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November 13, 2015
Do You Have What It Takes?

Firefighting is a demanding profession, one that requires strength, discipline and willingness to serve the community. Candidates who understand these demands almost always enter the recruitment process more excited, more motivated and more prepared for a career in California’s fire service.

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November 13, 2015
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 Centers (FCTC) offer one-stop pre-employment screening, with validated physical and written exams. When it comes time to hire, departments have a diverse, well-qualified pool of candidates.

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November 13, 2015
Partnership for Success - 2016

As recipients of the 2015 Partnership for Success Award, the Glendale Fire Department and Glendale Fire Fighters Association, Local 776 are being recognized for their history of collaboration between labor and management when it comes to providing the training and education needed to ensure firefighter safety and effectiveness on the front lines.

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November 13, 2015
Apprenticeship Matters

The apprenticeship model has been around since the Middle Ages, and when successfully implemented, will lead to a better trained and more highly qualified work force. Learn more about apprenticeships history within the California fire service, and how firefighters, and the state as a whole, have benefited from this innovated model.

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November 13, 2015
Creating Excellence

For more than 30 years, the California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee has been a model of innovation and collaboration between labor and management. Learn more about how this strong and influential partnership has helped “create excellence” within the state’s fire service, along the way benefiting California fire departments, firefighters and ultimately the communities in which they serve.

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July 22, 2015
2014 Career Expos

Hundreds of candidates from around the state get a first-hand look at what it takes to become a firefighter during the CFFJAC's annual career expos. 

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March 22, 2012
Apprenticeship Works

Apprenticeship is developing the skilled work force that is building California's future.  

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