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Fire Academy
The Fire Technology division of BAY EMT is a collaborative effort that includes the essential support of Merritt College, Oakland FD and the Alameda County FD.  The advisory committee includes chiefs from Fremont FD and Berkeley FD.

The Merritt College Firefighter I academy is in the process of being accredited, as recognized by the California State Fire Marshal's office.  The Fire Technology division of BAY EMT provides another level of education and valuable experiences for our students that will contribute to their success. The program philosophies of the fire academy are identical to the philosophies of the EMT program.

The academy cadre are a group of firefighters who have come together to create a program that will train inner-city youth to become firefighters.  The fire academy is designed to increase community awareness in our fire cadets while aiding in their personal growth.

We will develop professional firefighters utilizing the highest standard of training and quality education.

Fire Academy Cadre
  • Sean Gascié, Academy Director
           Oakland FD, Captain

  • Solomon Tucker
           Oakland FD, Engineer

  • Javan Smith
           Oakland FD, Investigator

  • Keith Evans
           Oakland FD, Lieutenant

  • Zoraida Diaz,      
          Oakland FD, Battalion Chief

  • Manny Waston
           Oakland FD, Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Michael Hughes
           Oakland FD, Lieutenant

  • Aaron Brown
           Oakland FD, Engineer 

  • Jonathan Brewer
           Oakland FD, Firefighter

  • Wellington Jackson

Until further notice BAY EMT will not be conducting Fire Academies.
BAY EMT is no longer partnering with Merritt College to conduct the Fire Academy. Please contact Merritt College for information about their Fire Academy.
The EMT program is still being offered.