Meet Your Fire Academy Instructors

Tamara Crudo
Tamara Crudo
Fire Academy Coordinator
tamara_crudo@vcccd.edu
(805) 678-5073

Captain Tami Crudo's professional history progressed through the City of Ventura as a Firefighter, Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Engineer, and finally, Fire Captain. She retired from the City in 2012 to become a full-time faculty member with the Oxnard College Public Safety Division. 

Her primary assignments at the college are to coordinate and instruct the Firefighter I/II and Wildland Academies. 

Fall 2020 Fire Academy
 
Office Hours

Mondays - Thursdays

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Thursdays

6:00am - 7:00am

Jack Twitchell
Jack Twitchell
Fire Academy Instructor
 john_twitchell1@vcccd.edu
(805) 678-5173

Captain Jack Twitchell recently retired as a Fire Captain II from the Arcadia Fire Department, after successfully serving a 30-year career. During the course of his career with the Arcadia Fire Department, he held the ranks of Fire Technician, Firefighter, Fire Engineer, and Fir Captain. For the past nine years, he also served as a Professional Expert at Oxnard College, and most recently became the Wildland Fire Academy Coordinator. 

Jack recognizes that the successes he experienced throughout his career are directly related to the guidance and commitment of educators, peers, and co-workers who dedicated countless hours of instruction to prepare him for each rank he held. He believes in "paying it forward" and is committed to helping student successfully pursue a career in the Fire Service.

He is excited and proud to be part of the Oxnard College Faculty, and is looking forward to working with, and alongside, some of the finest instructors in the state. 

Office Hours

Mondays - Thursdays

12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

Mondays

5:00pm - 6:00pm 

 
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David Kromka
Equipment Technician
dkromka@vcccd.edu
(805) 652-7779 ext. 50760 

 

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 Jay Anderson
Equipment Technician
janderson@vcccd.edu
(805) 652-7779 ext. 50727
Stephen McNaughten
Stephen McNaughten
Fire Academy Professional Expert
Oxnard Fire Department
Craig Hundley
Craig Hundley
Fire Academy Professional Expert
Oxnard Fire Department 
Kevin Todd
Kevin Todd
Fire Academy Professional Expert
Oxnard Fire Department