Congratulations to the 28 graduates of Fire Academy Class 149! Family members, alumni, guests, faculty and staff came to the ECC Fire Academy on Dec. 9 for a graduation ceremony and celebration. For more than 50 years, the El Camino College Fire Academy has trained over 800 recruits who are now employed throughout the county, state and nation. Many have stayed right here in the South Bay to serve their communities.
The Fire Academy's core content meets the highest level of firefighter training. Graduates receive California State Fire Marshal Certificates for their studies in fire control, auto extrication, confined space awareness and HAZMAT first responder operations. The Fire Academy facility in Inglewood features a 30-seat classroom and an engine room, a four-story fire rescue training tower, and a fire environment building in which students combat live fires. Academy instructors are from the Los Angeles area and represent nearly a dozen professional fire departments – many are ECC alumni. In addition, many instructors are training officers in their own departments.
For more information about the El Camino Fire Academy, call 310-660-3593, ext. 6589 or view: http://www.elcamino.edu/academics/indtech/fireacademy/.