Good afternoon CFTDA,

If you are looking to teach in the Santa Cruz area or know someone who is interested they are looking for an instructor.

The Career Technical Education Fire Technology Teacher will be responsible for teaching one section of Fire Technology at our Santa Cruz location This course will provide a starting point for students that are new or curious about Fire Technology as well as those that are already interested in a future career in this technology industry.


  • Imperial, CA
  • Full-Time Faculty-Temporary – $65,033.00 – $81,592.00 Annually
  • Category: Education / Fire & EMS / EMS / Emergency Management / Higher Education / Sciences / Faculty / Faculty – Science
  • Division: Academics-Health & Public Safety
Gail Warner
Dean of Health and Public Safety
Imperial Valley College

From Bob Buell,

The Chabot College Fire Technology Program is happy to announce the full-time employment opportunity for a lead Fire Academy Instructor.  This instructor will primarily teach fire academy class sessions at the new Hayward Fire Training Center.  Our need is for an instructor who currently meets the State Fire Training requirements to teach CFSTES and FSTEP courses as a lead instructor for:

  • Firefighter 1 and 2 curricula
  • Fire Fighter Survival
  • Fire Control 3
  • Confined Space Rescue Awareness
  • Vehicle Extrication or Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue Technician

The instructor should also be a certification examination skills evaluator.

I intend to assist the lead academy instructor as a co-instructor as needed during the first year as we will be adapting to our operations at the new training center.

I am available to answer any questions you may have about the position, especially regarding the time commitment and responsibilities.  I have attached the job announcement and the link to the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District’s web page to access the application.

Instructor-Fire Academy-Fire Technology-Job Announcement

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Matthew Jewett, SMFD Engineer (Retired)Fire Academy Director, Instructor[email protected] | (530) 718-4853Miramar College Fire Fighter Academy Program

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Greetings everyone,

We are working on a letter writing campaign to support SB 577 (Hurtado) (see attachment for proposed bill) which would allow the State Fire Marshal to accept additional funding sources for the California Fire Service Training and Education Program. The bill would make the same change relative to the California Fire and Arson Training Act. Permitting the State Fire Marshall to receive additional funding sources for training programs will help to mitigate rising fees for those seeking fire training certification.

California State Fire Training (SFT) provides curriculum and certification to current fire department firefighters, and individuals seeking a career in the fire service. Over the years the fire service has become more professional and certifications are now required for every position in the fire service. To generate enough revenue, fees needed to be raised by over 200% and in some cases as high as 400%. This has resulted in courses and certification becoming unaffordable to volunteer firefighters and for individuals seeking entry level positions. SB 577 allows the State Fire Marshal to accept additional funding sources for the California Fire Service Training and Education Program.

We would like to see if your institution would be willing to draft a letter () in support of the SB 577. If so, please send Please send a copy to Harrison Pardini at Ha[email protected] and Submit online via Advocate Portal Thank you for your time, help and consideration.

Matthew Jewett

CFTDA Vice President

[email protected]

SB 577 Letter of Support.docx
SB 577 Letter of Support CFD.pdf
SB 577 State Fire Training Accessibility Act (Hurtado) Fact Sheet.pdf







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Help El Camino College recruit qualified candidates by forwarding this announcement to individuals and organizations you belong to and are associated with.  We are looking to hire individuals who are open to and skilled at working with people from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities


Martha E. Lopez

Human Resources

310-660-3593 X5809A2223-049 – FT FAC FIRE TECHNOLOGY Brochure

Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety

Greetings All,


Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) District announces an exciting professional opportunity to manage California’s growing need for firefighters, forestry professionals, and other first responders as the new Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety. This position will support LTCC in increasing the number of students and certificates and degrees earned served in forestry, fire and public safety training programs and ensuring graduates obtain jobs in high-demand fields in the Tahoe Basin, California and across the country.


To make this position possible, LTCC has secured grant funding to support 75% of the cost of the position through Fall 2026. Specifically, LTCC was named as a partner in the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) California Resilient Careers in Forestry project, which was selected for funding through America’s Good Jobs Challenge. As one of only 32 grants awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, FoundationCCC will receive $21.5 million to coordinate a four-year pilot program aimed at expanding forestry and fire training programs in Northern California and placing qualified workers into high-quality jobs. As a backbone partner, LTCC will receive $1.2 million to support staffing and equipment in the LTCC Forestry Education and Fire Science programs. In addition, LTCC received a private philanthropic donation of an additional $200,000 over four years to support this staff position.


The Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety position is categorically-funded pursuant to Education Code 87470 and will collaborate with the Dean of Workforce Development and Instruction to identify and secure highly-qualified Public Safety program faculty and instructional aides, and coordinate Forestry Education programming. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the coordination of all administrative aspects of Fire Science, Fire Academy, Allied Health/Emergency Medical Services, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Officer training, and assist with Wilderness Education/Search and Rescue programs – including securing and managing equipment and training spaces, and managing grant funds related to programs.


This position is open until filled but to be considered for the first wave, please submit your application by noon on Monday, January 9, 2023.


The Lake Tahoe Community College Human Resources department is upgrading its applicant tracking system and is currently in a transition stage. During this time some recruitments, including this one, will be tracked through a California Community College statewide application system known as CCC Registry.


Further details regarding this opportunity are provided by clicking hereTo apply, please visit


Lake Tahoe Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity. Qualified applicants for employment and employees will not be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, religion, creed, military or veteran status, marital status, age, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


Questions may be directed to [email protected] or (530) 541-4660 x226. Please spread the word!



These are not necessarily Fire related, but are opportunities that others may be interested in.

Cabrillo College is seeking experienced community college/workforce development leaders to serve in a variety of roles for the 28-college Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC). Roles include 6 Sub-regional Directors, 2 Generalist Regional Directors and a Regional Director of Workforce Partnerships. These positions will play a critical role in facilitating alignment of community college, K-16, Adult Education and workforce development efforts, some at the 12-county regional level and some within each of the Bay Area’s 5 economic sub-regions (North Bay, East Bay, SF-Peninsula, Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay). This will be done by working with the position’s stakeholders to set priorities; project managing efforts and resources to address those priorities; providing technical assistance to colleges; and performing related duties as assigned. Comprehensive details can be found on the Cabrillo webpage at this link: RD Job Opportunities

Commitment to equity and diversity

Ideal candidates will share Cabrillo and BACCC’s commitment to educating the region’s racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and working towards the goal of equity for these populations in participation in the region’s career programs, successful completion of these programs, and of placement in employment at livable wages within the field of study. 

What we value

  • Passion
  •  for the mission
  • Teamwork
  •  and collaboration
  • Effective
  •  communication, thoughtfulness and ability to adapt
  • Shared commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in creating a community where all members can thrive as their authentic selves


  • $96,973
  •  – $136,451 – placement depending on related experience
  • PERS
  • Comprehensive
  •  Health Benefits

Applications accepted until positions are filled. Priority screening scheduled for October 17, 2022.

Rock Pfotenhauer, Co-Chair               Kit O’Doherty, Co-Chair

o:831.479.6482, c:831-212-7207        c: 650-274-5236   

[email protected]                                  [email protected]   

Holly Bow

RJV Coordinator – Public Safety Sector

[email protected]

(951) 533-9050 c

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