The Regional Firefighter I Fire Academy at Heartland Training (El Cajon) trains pre-employment students in a 14-week, 10.5 unit California State Fire Marshal (CSFM), Accredited Fire Academy that is operated in conjunction with Miramar College. The Regional Fire Academy is offered January - May annually and taught on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to attend:
- Possess a valid San Diego County EMT 1A and CPR card at the time of application; (EMGM 105A).
- Complete California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) with Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD); (IFSAC once approved; FITP 323B).
- Complete Confined Space Awareness (FIPT 322B).
Students must complete FIPT 381G Firefighter I Academy Skills Review and Certification at the conclusion of the Regional Firefighter I Academy. See www.heartlandfiretraining.org for most up to date information for the Regional Fire Academy.