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.
FIRE SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
This committee is made up of members from various Fire Agencies within the Region. Their task is to review and advise the RFTC Director regarding classes and programs offered to students and firefighters, identification of potential instructors and other curriculum needs, and the use and scheduling of the Training Center. Some of these committee member are appointed by the Stanislaus County Fire Chiefs Association with the objective of achieving a balance of fire departments with different training requirements. Others are appointed to achieve a balance of Modesto Junior College, the region served, and the general fire service interests.
Previous Meeting Minutes
The Fall 2020 Fire Academy application period will open on April 1, 2020. Please visit us here in April to view and download the application!
Minimum Requirements to Apply to the Fire Academy:
- FSCI 301 or FTECH 301
- EMS 350
- CPR Healthcare Provider Card
- CPAT Card
Regional Fire Training Center Staff