Firfighter I Reciprocity

Firefighter I Reciprocity


For fire personnel who possess a Firefighter I (FFI) from the Department of Defense (DOD) or another State and wish to obtain a California State Fire Training (SFT) FFI, the SRJC Fire Program has developed a pathway for students to meet this goal. Central to this is the Wildland Fire Academy (Fire 206) which has been structured to meet all the Job performance requirements as found in NFPA 1051 (Wildland FFI) and meet the training standards necessary to receive a CALFIRE, Basic Firefighter Certificate (BFFC). Students who enroll in Fire 206 will join the Firefighter I academy during the wildland week and be instructed by CALFIRE staff. They will also be subject to the same standards and code of conduct as the academy students. In addition to receiving a BFFC, upon successful completion students also receive S-130, 131, 190 & L-180 certs.

While this course satisfies the most significant requirement to obtain a California FFI, it is important to note SFT has additional course requirements which may not be part of the DOD/out-of-State FFI you possess. These include:

  • 16 hour SFT Firefighter Safety and Survival
  • 8 hour SFT Confined Space Awareness
  • CSTI Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

While not scheduled as a specific “stand-alone” courses, all are offered each semester as a part of the FFI academy which students can attend by joining the academy in process as would occur with the Fire 206 class based on seat availability. The cost of each are based on the cost of the certificates from the respective institutions plus a small fee to cover instruction costs. For more information, please contact Admin. Assistant Heather McFadden at or 836-2908.