I just wanted to get the word out there that we all lost a Great Man!  Mike Wilson passed away this weekend.  Mike had finished his EMS teaching career with Shasta College, was planning on finishing the build-out of the new Fire Training Facility at College of the Siskiyou’s, and was looking forward to retiring in Florida where he had recently moved his wife and family.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

He will be missed by all!


Donavan Lacy

Director of Fire Technology/EMS

Shasta College

(530) 242-2207

[email protected]


PSG Learning is actively looking for an author to revise Shackelford’s Fire Behavior and Combustion Processes.  For individuals with expertise in this area who are interesting in authoring opportunities, please send your CV alongside a writing sample to Laura Carney at [email protected].  If a writing sample is not available, a Lesson Plan illustrating how you cover these topics with students is also sufficient.  For those who are not interested in authoring but would like to provide feedback on this product to help inform a new edition, please reach out to Laura Carney indicating your interest in reviewing.

Happy New Year!

Following-up on the brief query introduction at the last CFTDA meeting, State Fire Training is seeking input from our ARTP partners regarding the CAL FIRE Basic Fire Academy (BFA) availability and delivery in your regions. SFT is working closely with CAL FIRE agency to identify training access opportunities for students statewide. Your participation and input to the continued growth of this program is invaluable.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YS3xcI6GIEp5n09O7WVh8RIgSJ3dLdllxMFdTRjZuu8/edit

Please have all responses submitted no later than January 30, 2022. Let me know if you have any questions.


Caryn R. Petty, MA, DSFM III/PM

State Fire Training, Academy Coordinator

The Office of the State Fire Marshal

PO Box 944246

Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

(916) 662-0611 mobile

[email protected]

Good afternoon everyone,

I had a post of interest that I would like to share with all of you that came from Chris Baker and 1LT Matthew Epstein. Please see the attached memo regarding the explanation of Team Blaze.  This is just another avenue for potential students or graduates to gain experience and make some money during fire season.

Very Respectfully,

Peter Cacossa

Hello everyone,

Wonderful news. We have posted a recruitment for a Full Time Emergency Medical Technician Instructor/Coordinator (Temporary Full Time Assignment 0.4 release for coordinator duties).

This position is now open and closes November 17th – the bulletin is attached and you can find the direct link on our Academic Opportunities website: Emergency Medical Technician Instructor/Coordinator (Temporary Full Time Assignment)

The bulletin includes the language from Title 22 of the CCR’s regarding the duties and the minimum qualifications of the Program Director and Program Clinical Coordinator.

Please feel free share this posting with anyone who may be interested, on your social media sites and any email listings that may benefit. Thank you all.

Matthew Jewett, MSOL


Oxnard College Public Safety Programs 

[email protected]


Nov 18, 2021

Peter Cacossa is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Hi everyone, The Las Positas College Public Safety Department is conducting a Job Recruitment for a Fire Technology  Faculty /Program Coordinator . This is a full-time/tenured track position . Please share with anyone who may be interested. If there are any questions, please have the interested person visit the announcement found here

Why Las Positas College?

  • One of the best pay and benefit packages in the California Community College System
  • The first and only FESHE recognized AS Degree Program in California 
  • New Public Safety Training Complex at Las Positas College , expected to open Summer 2023
  • Supportive , caring, equity minded, progressive administration and work force

Come and join LPC ! 

German Sierra
Faculty- Fire Service Technology
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Phone 925-424-1186  Office # 2118 

Hi everyone, The Oxnard College Public Safety Division is conducting a Job Recruitment for a Full-Time Instructional Lab Technician I – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This is a full time position (40 hours a week) 12 months a year with full benefits. Please share with anyone who may be interested. If there are any questions please have the interested person reach out to Matthew Jewett @ [email protected]. Thank you

Good afternoon everyone,

I would like to bring your attention to our Oxnard College Lifeguard Academy Primary Instructor recruitment posting:


Please share this recruitment with anyone who may be interested. The course is offered over four (4) weekends each Spring. Friday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:50pm, Sat and Sun 7:00 am – 4:50pm. For more information on the program please go to:



Matthew Jewett


Oxnard College Public Safety & Emergency Services Programs

Phone: 805.678.5307

Mobile: 530.718.4853

Email:  [email protected]

104 Durely Ave | Camarillo CA 93010