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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CAL FIRE Unit Chief Presents JAC Certificates

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief Doug McKain had a busy day Wednesday, November 1oth. He visited three fire stations to personally present JAC Certificates to four CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit firefighters. At each station Chief McKain did a personal presentation of each firefighter's Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) certificates. Pictured below are Jeff Silva and Dean Fehler from Yucaipa Fire Station #551, Peter Grzeskowiak at Yucaipa Fire Station #552, and Elizabeth Brown from Highland Fire Station #542.

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.