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. 

Fall 2023 Fire Academy Application

Due: June 1, 2023

Chief Josh Boies
Program Coordinator
(310) 660-3593 ext. 8282

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

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

Public Safety Office Winter/Spring 2023 Hours:
Monday through Thursday

7:45 am - 4:30 pm

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


Fall 2020 Fire Academy info



FA Class 261 2 Flier

CLASS 161 - Fall 2023

August 21, 2023 - December 9, 2023


June 1, 2023

Important Dates: 

Mandatory Biddle for All Applicants
June 13, 2023

Mandatory Orientation -
Applicants Only
July 11, 2023

Class 161 Physical Fitness Day
July 18, 2023

Class 161 Day 1
August 21, 2023 

Class 161 Graduation
December 9, 2023