Fire Academy Students

Fire Academy

The Academy was formerly known as the South Bay Fire Academy, which trained firefighters for the South Bay Fire Departments for more than fifty years.

The Academy's core content has been consistent in meeting the highest level of firefighter training. The requirements for physical fitness for each recruit are both strenuous and demanding and only exceeded by the academic standards where excellence is expected, not just requested.

Graduates of the El Camino Fire Academy have been hired throughout the county, state and nation. They have been trained to the highest standard and are ready to serve you in your time of need.

There is a classroom that seats approximately thirty students and an engine room. We have four Class A Diesel Pumpers.

The drill grounds are comprised of a four-story fire rescue training tower, a fire environment building; where the students combat live fires, and we also have a Swede System I Flashover Training Container for Flashover Training.

All completed applications can be turned into the Public Safety department office or scanned and emailed to Chief Jeff Baumunk at Please make sure you have all completed items submitted by the due date. 

Spring 2023 Fire Academy Applications

Due: December 8, 2022

Chief Josh Boies
Program Coordinator
(310) 419-4403

Chief Jeff Baumunk
Public Safety Director
(310) 660-3593 ext 3256

Julie Meredith
Administrative Assistant II
(310) 660-3593 ext. 7894

Public Safety Office Summer 2022 Hours:
Monday through Wednesday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm

We are located in the Industry & Tech building, Room 231


Fall 2020 Fire Academy info



Class 160 Flier

CLASS 160 - Spring 2023 

February 11, 2023 - June 10, 2023


December 8, 2022

Important Dates: 

Mandatory Biddle for All Applicants
December 20, 2022

Mandatory Orientation -
Applicants Only
January 10, 2023

Class 160 Physical Fitness Day
January 24, 2023

Class 160 Day 1
February 11, 2023

Class 160 Graduation
June 10, 2023