Application Process: Current Fire Fighters
Firefighters must be employed by one of the participating
agencies and admission is contingent upon approval by Division
Chief LaWayne Hearn and requestor’s department.
Firefighters are required to maintain yearly training
certifications. Those certifications must be kept current with
records sent from their agency, and therefore not necessary to
complete for this portion of the Pre-Application Process.
Use the US&R Team Member Checklist to track your progress.
Click to open each training program. When completed, print
certificate and forward to with your application package.
- Review PowerPoint Critical Incident Stress Awareness Training Complete Print
- Complete IS-100 and IS-200 (or their equivalent), plus IS-700 and IS-800B online courses.
- Complete DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System Orientation course
FEMA Orientation on CD - Review PowerPoint Complete test, print
- CA Orientation Presentation Cross off your checklist
- Complete initial training at the First Responder Operations level for Hazardous Material http://targetsafety.com/riversidefd/ Print certificate
- Complete annual refresher training as required
- Must be/stay current on CPR
NFPA 1500 Respiratory Protection Training Course can be accessed on-line at http://targetsafety.com/riversidefd/ print certificate
- Complete NFPA 1500 Awareness Level training for Confined Space Rescue Operations Awareness http://targetsafety.com/riversidefd/ Print certificate
- Water Rescue Operations Awareness Request CD from Mike Williams or Carol Blake Swiftwater Rescue Techniques - Watch main video portion of CD Swept Away - Watch for additional Water Awareness Training portion of CD
- Complete Structural Collapse Awareness -
- GPS Awareness Review GPS Awareness PowerPoint Presentation Complete test Print certificate
- Annual Ethics Training. Must be completed annually. http://emilms.fema.gov/IS33.13/index.htm Print certificate
- Complete Personnel Information form (2 pages), OF612 form and Oath form. Oath must be notarized.
When all pre-application general training requirements have been
met, there will be an open submission period where you will have
the opportunity to complete an application. You will be notified
by your department if a position is available with your
qualifications. After the application process and depending on
the position you are applying for, there will be additional
training requirements specific to that position.
You will then be placed on the US&R roster
in one of two ways:
1. Rostered Non-Deployable – this placement
means that you have not completed the required training to meet
2. Rostered Deployable – this placement means that you have met the training requirements to be deployed.
If you have additional questions concerning the pre-application requirements, you may contact Carol Blake, 951-826-5827 or Mike Williams, 951-351-6260
Forms to Download:
Personnel Information Form
Code of Conduct