The MJC Regional Fire Training Center operates under a unique partnership between the Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College), The City of Modesto (Modesto Fire Department), and the County of Stanislaus (Stanislaus County Fire Districts).
Located at 1220 Fire Science Lane, across Carpenter from Modesto Junior College's West Campus. the MJC Regional Fire Training Center is a state of the art fire training facility designed to give realistic training to pre-service and in-service firefighters for a network of Fire Agencies Partners located in Stanislaus & San Joaquin County.
The Center was constructed at a cost of 5.4 million dollars. The center includes many important features that would not have been possible if not for the partnership approach, and many unique challenges have been overcome to make this center a reality. The Modesto Junior College Fire Science curriculum prepares the student for a career in the fire service. The program is designed to teach students about the organization and operation of the fire service, proper use of fire equipment, tactics and strategies of firefighting, specialized job skills and management techniques.
RFTC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
This committee is made up of members who are either internal and/or external to the Fire and Emergency Services industry and consists of qualified, knowledgeable members who are intrinsically motivated. Members represent the following areas:
- RFTC site user agreement representatives
- RFTC Fire & EMS instructors
- Related industry representatives
- Regional representation
- Member at large
This advisory committee has no binding authority, but to generally approach its advisory role by reviewing certain operational efforts, discuss them, and propose possible solutions and recommendations. This committee meets twice a year, once during the Fall semester and once during the Spring semester.
Previous Meeting Minutes
History Behind the Regional Fire Training Center (RFTC)
Modesto Junior College offers a California State Fire Marshal approved Fire Academy program twice per year, during the Fall & Spring semesters.
Acceptance into the Fire Academy program is by an application process only. The next Fire Academy will be offered in the Fall semester of 2023. The application period will open on April 3rd.
Minimum Requirements to Apply to the Fire Academy:
- Completion of FSCI 301 or FTECH 301*
- Completion of EMS 350*
- CPR Healthcare Provider Card
- CPAT Card
The California Fire Foundation (CFF) has partnered with the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) to offer financial assistance to cover event fees associated with the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). For more information on the 2022-2023 Award, review their application.
*Completion of courses is required. In-progress courses are not accepted for application.
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Regional Fire Training Center Staff