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Internship Program

The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District in conjunction with The City of Grass Valley Fire Department and City of Nevada City Fire Department proudly continue the entry level training program for Interns.  This program continues to consist of Firefighter Academy students wishing to gain hands on firefighter experience.  Interns are selected from an applicant pool twice each year and are stationed at JOA fire stations assigned to one of our three shifts and work the same 48 hours on/96 hours off scheduled as our crews work! They get the valuable experience of being the third person on an engine or truck company.

The goal of the program is to assist new Firefighter Academy Graduates in gaining valuable field experience required to obtain the Firefighter I certification.  This on the job and life experience training has proved to be an asset to those who have completed the internship and moved on to take positions as firefighters at agencies across the nation.

How to Become an Intern

Meet the Minimum Qualifications, these are:

  • Valid EMT and CPR certification.
  • Be at least 18 years of age. 
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Valid California driver’s license with clean driving history.
  • Working towards a certified CSFM Firefighter I Certification and/or satisfactory enrollment in or successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Accredited Academy.