Founded through a unique partnership between educators, employers and unions.

The mission of the B-STEP program is to provide high quality fire & EMS education to the East Bay community with a specific focus on local youth.

 

B-STEP was founded in 2013 through the convergence of the Berkeley Unified School District, the Berkeley Fire Department and the Berkeley Fire Fighters Association.

In 2015 B-STEP created a key partnership with a local community college district. Through these partner organizations, students can access tutoring, other wrap-around services,  financial aid and receive college credit for the Paramedic Academy.

 

Primary Instructors

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Ana Bertero
Instructor, Fire Science

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Rick Segura
Instructor, EMT

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Program Director, Paramedic

 

Who Makes This Possible?

Tom Reid
BAS Principal

Wyn Skeels
BHS Career Technical Education (CTE) Liason

Barret Donahue
BAS Administration

Stephanie Allan
BUSD CTE Advisor

 

Gil Dong
BFD Fire Chief

David Sprague
BFD Training Captain

DeJuan Turner
BFD Firefighter/Medic

Kevin Boone
BFD Apparatus Operator

Megan Corry
Industry Advisor

Jim Fazackerley
Industry Advisor

 

Loni Hancock
CA State Senator

Tom Bates
Mayor, Berkeley

Julie Sinai
Community Advocate

 

PREREQUISITES
AND
INTEREST CARD ONLINE FORM

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EMT

PREREQUISITES

Students must posses the following to be considered (by time of application):

  • 17 years old
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Permanent Resident of California

Students must have these items completed at a date determined by the instructor:

  • State of California background check
  • Current AHA CPR certification
  • Required vaccinations

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Mandatory Orientation, Math & English Testing
  • Application & Resume

Paramedic

PREREQUISITES

Students matriculating to the B-STEP Paramedic Academy must posses the following to be considered (by time of application):

  • 18 years old
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Permanent Resident of California
  • Valid California State EMT License
  • Anatomy & Physiology (College Level)
  • ALS Prep Course (TBA)
  • EMT (Field, Hospital, Etc.) Experience (Preferred)

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Orientation & Information Session
  • BLS Competency Written Test
  • Application & Resume
  • Background Check (LiveScan)

SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST CARD TODAY!

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