Fire Technology

Firefighting can be one of the most adventurous and rewarding professions in public service.

Chabot’s Fire Technology Program offers both certifications and degrees in Fire Technology and Fire Prevention Inspector. Chabot’s program is based on the Uniform Fire Technology curriculum, and is one of the longest running in the state of California. Successful completion of the program opens opportunities to work in Firefighting, Fire Investigating, Forestry Fire Fighting, Prevention Specialist, and many more.

For more general information about firefighting and resources for firefighters visit ChabotFire.

Contact Us

Bob Buell
Fire Technology Coordinator & Firefighter 1 Academy Coordinator
(510) 723-6851

Steve Prziborowski
Fire Technology Instructor
Building 1500, room 1556
(510) 723-6851

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Career Outlook


SalaryFire Fighter in Bay Area
$43+ per hour



Employment growthJob Growth



From California Employment Development Department

Career Opportunities

  • Fire Inspectors
  • Fire Investigators
  • Forest Fire Fighters
  • Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists


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For program maps, visit the Learning & Career Pathways website.
Programs Associate
Certificate Noncredit
Fire Fighter Academy
Fire Prevention Inspector
Fire Technology