A workforce development and career exploration program designed to prepare recruits for futures in fire-related careers.
Once you're accepted into a cohort, our team will work with you to ensure that you have access to the services and opportunities that meet you where you are on your journey to a career in fire service.
FIRE Foundry is supported by Marin County Fire Dept. The team manages recruitment, onboarding, mentorship, wrap-around services and partner coordination for all recruits. Below are the key services we manage:
FIRE Foundry partners with UC Berkeley, local departments, and volunteers from Marin County Fire to provide access to various workshops and engaging learning opportunities to ensure that our recruits understand what a career in fire service takes.
Our team will coordinate and connect you with a fire personnel mentor during your first quarter in the program. We'll also do onboarding interviews, quarterly check-ins, and are always available to listen and support you however we can.
The goal of FIRE Foundry is to fill the gaps and provide the opportunities that may have prevented underserved groups from considering the fire service. Once you're accepted, our team will reach out and help you to understand the services available.
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The FIRE Foundry Education Program at College of Marin is 12 months of coursework that serves as an educational bridge to fire academy and careers in health and public safety. All selected coursework also supports student progress towards completion of the College’s new AA in Public Safety. Learn more by clicking here or going to marin.edu
Fire 110, Fire 215, and Fire 112. Additional courses and credit-granting options are available to FIRE Foundry recruits.
Your curriculum and training will set you on the path to earn an AA in Public Safety while you pursue Fire Academy.
Once you're registered for classes, you have access to a broad set of resources for students from study help to financial aid.
CCNB is a key partner for FIRE Foundry. They are the employer of record for a position designed specifically for FIRE Foundry recruits. The employment opportunity can be full-time or part-time, is designed to work around the FIRE Foundry education requirements, and gives you the opportunity to carry out defensible space work in the community in a crew with the supervision and mentorship of a CCNB supervisor as well as a Marin County Fire Fighter. Learn more at ccnorthbay.org
JOB TITLE: FIRE Foundry Corpsmember
STARTING WAGES: $19/hr + benefits and healthcare
HOURS: Full time (40hrs)/part-time positions available (20 hr minimum)
Clearance and defensible space work in the community. There may be opportunities for you to get paid to attend educational events as well through your work at CCNB.
Employment with CCNB is not required to be a part of FIRE Foundry. You can keep your current job or apply for other jobs while in the program. This is simply an opportunity for you to earn wages, have benefits, and participate in physically active work that aids in fire prevention.