Palomar College Fire Technology Programs

Thank you for visiting the Palomar College Fire Technology Page. We offer degree and certificate programs in Fire Technology-General and Fire Technology-Emergency Management, as well as a Basic Fire Fighter 1 Academy. Please scroll through the drop-down menu on this page for more information about our programs.

Fire Fighter I Academy Application (available February 1, 2018)

All applications are now an online format. please DO NOT submit a hard copy application.

Application DeadlineTuesday, May 22, 2018
Physical Ability TestFriday, June 1, 2018
InterviewsMon./Tues., June 4/5, 2018
OrientationFriday, June 8, 2018
First Day Monday, August 20, 2018
Last DayFriday, December 14, 2018

Interested in employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic in North County? Palomar College hosts testing for several participating North County agencies. Please see  “Regional Employment Testing” on the drop down menu for more information. (Minimum requirement is a National Registry Paramedic license)




Military veterans may utilize the Post-9/11 GI Bill to cover expenses for tuition, materials fees, books and miscellaneous expenses related to the fire academy and fire technology degree core and elective classes.