Training

Each year, the Cal-JAC helps California Fire Departments fund and deliver more than a million hours of training and education. In addition to local apprentice training, the Cal-JAC actively seeks ways to develop flexible and effective training resources to meet the challenges facing California's fire service.

The Cal-JAC training resources that are currently available are listed below. TCM is available free of charge, others are available for a modest fee. Select the subject area below to find out more ...

Terrorism Consequence Management


Every California firefighter now has access to both classroom and Web-based TCM training, all at no cost to fire agencies, thanks to the state anti-terrorism fund administered through CAL-EMA.

TCM training provides first responders information on how to recognize and respond to various CBRNE incidents. A 12-hour, instructor-led, classroom-based course provides the learning foundation for TCM knowledge and skills. Continuing education in an interactive, web-based format presents additional knowledge and promotes long term retention of response considerations.

Unified Response to Violent Incidents

In keeping with our goal to provide relevant training to the California Fire Service, Cal-JAC has developed Unified Response to Violent Incidents.  This train-the-trainer course was developed under a grant from Cal OES.  Five initial courses were delivered at various locations throughout the state. 

We have applied for additional funding to provide more courses.  Please check this page for updates on additional offerings.  This is a joint fire/law enforcement class, so we require fire departments and law enforcement agencies to attend together.  Since this is a train-the-trainer course, it is designed to be attended by department designated instructors.  If you are interested in enrolling in a future class, please click here to notify us so we can contact you when additional offerings are available.

For Agencies that have attended Unified Response to Violent Incidents

We are asking departments that have already attended the course to please complete a local course survey after you conduct classes to let us know how many people in your agency have been trained.  Click here to complete the Local Course Survey

Fighting Wildfires

The Cal-JAC is pleased to announce the availability of “Fighting Wildfires,” the update to the popular "Introduction to I-Zone Firefighting" program.

Cal-JAC took great care to crosswalk this program with the NWCG 310-1, applicable sections of the CSFM Firefighter 1 certification, and has received equivalency from CICCS for S-110, S-130, S-131, S-134, S-190 and L-180. The course also incorporates the most current tactics and terminology adopted by FIRESCOPE.

Click here for an outline of the course curriculum. 

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Wildland Firefighter Safety Resources