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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Firefighter receives JAC certificate

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief Doug McKain presented fire fighter Francis (Mo) Burkhart with his JAC completion certificate at a station ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Burkhart is currently assigned to Yucaipa City Fire Station 553. CAL FIRE participates in the joint apprenticeship program with the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee (CFFJAC). In 2010, CAL FIRE was one of 133 participating departments in the (CFFJAC).

The apprenticeship training consists of academy, followed by specific instruction that relates to and supplements what was taught in the academy. It provides true-to-life experience through on the job training. CAL FIRE has three year apprentice programs for the classifications of Fire Fighter II and Fire Apparatus Engineer.