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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief presents JAC Certificates

CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit Chief Tim McClelland presented four Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) certificates Monday, December 10, 2012. The presentations were made to Firefighter II Lee Fonseca, Firefighter II Julio Ramirez, Fire Apparatus Engineer Brett Taylor, and Firefighter II Brett Richmond. The ceremony was conducted at San Bernardino Unit Headquarters.

FFII Lee Fonseca & Unit Chief Tim McClelland

FFII Julio Ramirez

FAE Brett Taylor

FFII Brett Richmond

(L to R) Julio Ramirez, Brett Richmond, Lee Fonseca, Chief Tim McClelland and Brett Taylor

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