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Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy is an accredited Regional Training program (ARTP) as designated by the Office of the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM). As an ARTP, Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy is authorized to deliver a CSFM Accredited Fire Fighter I/II Academy and a full suite of CSFM courses leading advanced levels of certification. In addition, Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy is authorized by CSFM to deliver Fire Fighter I/II certification examinations in support of CSFM’s accreditation by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

The Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy is an accredited California State Fire Marshal program providing certificates from State Fire Training and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. This program and other similar programs statewide are intended to provide an educated recruit base for fire departments in the state of California. This program is designed to meet the dynamic challenges of fire department needs for pre-service recruits in the 21st century and enabling students to successfully become employed by fire departments throughout the state of California and within the Ventura County Community College Districts service area. Oxnard College Academy graduates are employed in every Fire Department in Ventura County and many departments in California.

The program goal/objective of the Fire Academy is to provide an academic, behavioral, physical, and manipulative skills base to enable a student upon graduation to successfully compete for a Firefighter position and to complete a departments probationary requirements. To maintain accreditation, the Oxnard Fire Academy is reviewed by the California State Fire Marshal and members of the California Fire Technology/Academy Directors Association every five years.

If you are ready to "ignite your future" and be a part of very challenging experience the Oxnard College Fire Academy is for you.





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Academy Coordinator: Tamara Crudo