Fire Academy FAQ's

MANDATORY ORIENTATION TO BE ANNOUNCED.

 

Fire Academy Frequently Asked Questions

(COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE CHANGED POLICY, PLEASE READ BELOW)

  1. What is the appropriate dress for the mandatory orientation?  BUSINESS CASUAL

  2. Can I bring my family and friends?  NO

  3. How many weeks is the academy?  FALL - 18 WEEKS, SPRING - 18 WEEKS (NO SPRING BREAK) GRADUATION IS MID DECEMBER AND MID MAY

  4. What do I need to buy? A LIST WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU AT THE ORIENTATION. THIS WILL INCLUDE SUPPLIES AND UNIFORM INFORMATION

  5. Where do I get my textbooks?  TEXTBOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE OXNARD COLLEGE BOOKSTORE

  6. How do I register for the academy? IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A STUDENT ID (900 #) YOU MUST APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE ONLINE. YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THE ACADEMY ONCE YOU ARE ACCEPTED. YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR 900 NUMBER AT ORIENTATION SO WE CAN PROVIDE THE LIST TO THE REGISTRAR. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION

  7. When is the first day of the academy?  THE ACADEMY ALWAYS BEGINS ON THE FIRST DAY OF EACH SEMESTER. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT TIME TO ARRIVE FOR CLASS AT ORIENTATION AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THE REQUIRED LIST OF ITEMS YOU MUST HAVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

  8. Must I  be physically fit to succeed in the academy? THE FIRE ACADEMY IS EXTREMELY STRENUOUS. WE CANNOT STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS PRIOR TO ENTRY!!!!

  9. What are the hours of the academy?  THE ACADEMY IS 18 WEEKS. MONDAY THRU THURSDAY, 0700 TO 1700. DRILL SET UPS FROM 0730 TO 0830, DRILL PERFORMANCES FROM 0900 TO 1600, DRILL BREAKDOWN AND RELEASE 1600 TO 1700.

  10. Am I allowed to miss any days of the academy? THE FIRE ACADEMY SCHEDULE IS VERY TIGHT. IF YOU MISS ANY REQUIRED TOPIC AS IDENTIFIED FOR STATE FIRE TRAINING FOR FF I/II INSTRUCTION YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR FIREFIGHTER I/II CERTIFICATION. THIS WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH DURING ORIENTATION.

  11. How much does the academy cost?  APPROXIMATELY $4,026.00. THESE COSTS ARE BROKEN DOWN ON THE ACADEMY WEB SITE LINK.