Cal-JAC Academy 19-1 "Whatever It Takes"

Photos by Cierra Timpson

The Cal-JAC Academy 19-1 graduated a new wave of pre-apprentices this June. The Cal-JAC Academy is a groundbreaking pre-apprenticeship program designed to build a more diverse fire service in California to represent the communities they serve. The class consisted of men and women from all walks of life. From mothers, to veterans and individuals from disadvantaged communities – these graduates will help enrich the fire service as they continue in their career.

The class of 19-1 sent 16 cadets off to pursue their dream of becoming a firefighter as certified EMTs and qualified candidates on FCTC’s statewide eligibility list (SEL). Their class motto “Whatever it Takes,” was nothing short of the dedication and perseverance these cadets showed to their training, academics and commitment to the firefighter profession.