Applications are currently being accepted for the Verdugo Fire Academy Class XVI that begins in January 2013. The application deadline is Oct. 26, 2012.
Programs offered by the VFA include fire technology courses, certificate of completion in fire technology, an associate in science degree in fire technology, Basic Firefighter Academy and California State Fire Training and Education System (CFSTES) courses. Graduates of the Verdugo Basic Firefighter Academy will complete the training portion required for Firefighter I. The Basic Fire Academy is currently offered on Thursday nights and weekends to allow working students to participate.
Those interested in applying to the fire academy are encouraged to attend one of the free VFA monthly recruitment information workshops. The meetings are designed to assist prospective cadets in making an informed decision about joining the Verdugo Fire Academy. Academy staff, instructors and cadets will be available to answer questions and provide one-on-one career guidance.