Regional Occupational Program (R.O.P.)

The Lathrop Manteca Fire District is a participating member of the Regional Occupational Program for the Manteca Unified School District.  

What is R.O.P.?

The Regional Occupational Program offers a wide variety of career engagement courses for high school students. These courses are intended for students to examine the needed career skills for a general career path.

Under this program high school students have the ability to work along side firefighters in a non-emergency provider role.  Students are expected to examine career paths in the fire service and participate with non emergency work related activities.  Students are expected to take a participating role in:

  • Fire Station Maintenance
  • Fire Apparatus Maintenance 
  • Understanding Codes & Compliance
  • Classroom Training with On Duty Crews

Lathrop Manteca Fire District

What's Next?...I finished the R.O.P. in Fire Science

Many students that have completed their time wonder what are the next steps to learn more about the fire service.  Here are some steps to consider.


  • The benefits to becoming a Reserve Firefighter with the LMFD
  • Enrolling at a community college and taking entry level fire science courses
  • Taking a C.E.R.T. course with the LMFD

Feel free to discuss these and any other options you would like with the LMFD's R.O.P. Coordinator.