Overview of the Fire Academy Program
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, a full suite of CSFM courses leading to advanced levels of certification and 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). 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.
The Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy is authorized by the California State Fire Marshal program to issue certificates from State Fire Training and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. The primary objective of the Fire Academy is to provide students with an academic, behavioral, physical, and manipulative skills base to successfully compete for a Firefighter position and complete a department's probationary requirements. Oxnard College Academy graduates are employed in every Fire Department in Ventura County and many departments throughout California.