Serving our community
since 1917
Montecito Fire Protection District
Fire Danger - Extreme

Personnel Training

Personnel Training

The Training Division coordinates specialized in-house training to convey new concepts and techniques, reinforce existing skills and address modern advances in the delivery of emergency services which maintain the high skill level of District personnel.  Specialized training programs cover such diverse topics as Low Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue Operations, Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting, and Auto Extrication.

The following outlines the minimum training and experience expected for each rank at Montecito Fire Protection District:

FIREFIGHTERS

REQUIRED:
CA State FF-1

RECOMMENDED:
FF-2 Certification
Fire Hydraulics
Pump / Operator 1A and 1B
Hazardous Materials First Responder (FRO)
Basic ICS (I-200)
Fire Command 1A
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
Rescue Systems I

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS

REQUIRED:
CA State Paramedic Certification
CA State FF-1

RECOMMENDED:
FF-2 Certification
Fire Hydraulics
Pump / Operator 1A and 1B
Hazardous Materials First Responder (FRO)
Basic ICS (I-200)
Fire Command 1A
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
Rescue Systems I

ENGINEER

REQUIRED:
ALL Requirements of Firefighter
CA State FF-1 and FF-2
Fire Hydraulics
Pump / Operator 1A and 1B
Basic ICS (I-200)
Hazardous Materials First Responder (FRO)
Fire Command 1A and 1B
Instructor 1A
Prevention 1A, 1B
Investigation 1A
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (S-205/215)
Ignition Operations (S-234)
Basic Air Operations (S-270)
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)
Rescue Systems 1/Heavy Rescue

RECOMMENDED:
CA State Fire Officer Certification
Fire Science Certificate (30 F.S. Units)
Prevention 1B, 1C
Investigation 1A, 1B

CAPTAIN

REQUIRED:
ALL Requirements of Engineer and Firefighter
Intermediate ICS (I-300)
Hazardous Materials First Responder
CA State Fire Officer Certification and/or
Fire Science Certificate (30 F.S. Units)
Rescue Systems I/Heavy Rescue
Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (S-205/215)
Ignition Operations (S-234)
Basic Air Operations (S-270)
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

RECOMMENDED:

Strike Team Leader (S-330)
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (S-390)
Investigation 1B
Command 2A and 2B

SHIFT BATTALION CHIEF

REQUIRED:
AA/AS degree or 30 units of Fire Science
CA State Fire Officer Certification
Strike Team Leader (STEN) qualified within two (2) year of appointment, opportunities permitting.
Division Group Supervisor (DIVS) qualified within three (3) years of appointment, opportunities permitting.
Blue Card Certification within one (1) year of appointment
Heavy Rescue certification:
     • Trench Rescue
     • Confined Space Rescue
     • Rescue Systems 1
     • Rescue Systems 2
Command 2A2B, 2E
Investigation 1A1B
Management 2A, 2B
Hazardous Materials First Responder (FRO)
Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (S-205/215)
Ignition Operations (S-234)
Basic Air Operations (S-270)
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (S-390)
Intermediate ICS (I-300)

 * State Fire Training Course Information and Required Materials can also be found at this link.

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