"Loved it all! This is my 6th academy in 12 years and every time I come it is a great experience."
"This was a great experience. I am new to the fire mechanics field and I will be back as long as I can -- even if I have to pay out of pocket!"
"Awesome learning environment and great instructors. I will recommend this Academy to others."
"One of the most beneficial classes I have participated in during 15 years in the fire service."
"As a first time student, this course will improve the quality of service and safe operation of our fire department."
"Absolutely the best, most comprehensive, useful course I've ever taken.
Best instructors - hands down!"
"This class has heightened my awareness of good record keeping and professionalism."
"As budgets tighten and agencies consolidate, this training and awareness of proper techniques and trained certified fire mechanics for fire apparatus and first response vehicles are vital."
"Best real-world training I have ever had."
"Great class, great instructors, great crew that puts the annual academy on. Thank you all."
"The course in general and the course materials in particular were extremely thorough, informative and well done overall. The course binder and pamphlets will be useful in the future as a reference."
"Appreciate the use of the first class training facilities. Thank you for allowing us to be here."
"I have been a teacher for 8 years. I can only compliment the CFMA staff and their preparations. Every aspect was spot on!"
"Great program, excellent academy available to all fire service personnel. Great way to continue and enhance learning and knowledge in the fire service."
Welcome to the California Fire Mechanics Academy Inc.
CFMA is the oldest and largest Emergency Vehicle Technician Training Academy in the U.S. Since 1971 we have been providing the finest training opportunities for emergency apparatus repair and maintenance. Our workshops are very hands-on, giving participants not only the theory but the opportunity to work on trucks, take pumps apart, get their hands on the actual apparatus they'll be using in the field.
We hope your visit here will provide you with information regarding who and what we are and answer any questions you might have.
In the News
The Board of Directors of the California Fire Mechanics Academy is pleased to announce that the Fire Mechanics Academy office has moved to a new location at the McClellan Business Park. Our new location is at 3318 Howard Avenue, Bldg #338, Suite #140, McClellan, CA 95652. The new office phone number is 916-333-5044 and our fax line is 916-333-5014. The CFMA mailing & e-mail addresses will remain the same. Click here to view the announcement flyer. Diane will be in the office Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 so feel free to call or stop by and check it out. For a map to the office click here.
training trailer donated to the California Fire Mechanics Academy
The CFMA is
now the owner of one more training aid for mechanic and firefighter pump
training.W.S. Darley & Company,
manufacturers of fire pumps and many other products has donated a full cut away
Darley SEH series - 3 stage fire pump which is mounted on a towable
trailer.CFMA has enjoyed the use of
this trailer for many years at our academy but it was owned and maintained by W.
S. Darley & Company and it was only on loan for use at the academy.Ownership of this trailer and pump has now
officially been turned over to the CFMA as a result of their generous donation.
The S series
pumps were manufactured by Darley for years and were in production until 2001
with over 6,000 pumps manufactured. Darley still builds the main pump
section primarily for repairs of pumps that are still in service and stock
repair parts are still available for them. Many are still in use today in
United States, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries across
trailer is available to fire agencies on a loan basis to use as a training aid
for both firefighters and mechanics.Students are able to view the inner workings of a fire pump and transfer
case assembly.The main components of
the entire assembly have been cut away to make viewing the internal components
possible.Agencies wishing to borrow the
Darley pump trailer are responsible for the delivery of the trailer to their
agency and also the return to the CFMA.The trailer uses a standard ball hitch and can be towed by most light
Click here to
view and print out a loan request and forward to Diane at the CFMA office.
Do not hesitate to contact the CFMA Administrative Office in Sacramento, California, if you need further help.
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The annual spring California Fire Mechanics Academy provides a unique training opportunity for fire service personnel and emergency vehicle technicians.
Next Academy: March 31st - April 4th 2014
McClellan Business Park, Sacramento
(formerly McClellan Air Force Base)
The 2014 annual spring academy packet is now available to download. To register for the 2014 Spring Academy download the registration packet. Read the entire document and please be sure to fill out your first, second and third choices for classes. We anticipate many classes to fill up fast so it is very important to list optional choices on the registration form. Click Here to download the entire packet. Once you have filled out the registration form be sure to fax or mail your registration form to Diane at the CFMA office. Our new Fax number is 916 333-5014. If you have any questions and need to speak to Diane, our new office phone number is 916 333-5044 Mailing address is P.O. Box 678, North Highlands, CA 95660 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
fall Express Academy is now complete. It was held at the Orange County Fire
Authority facility and also at the Valley Power Systems Mira Loma facility during the week of November 4-8, 2013. Many thanks to all the staff and students who attended this academy. We are already planning our next Express Academy so if you have any suggestions please let us know.
Planning is underway for the next CFMA / CEES vendor and equipment show to be held at the 2014 California Fire Mechanics Academy.
This show is specifically designed for anyone involved in emergency response, including:
those who purchase apparatus
those who use apparatus
those responsible for the maintenance and repair of emergency equipment and apparatus
To download the registration packet and register for the show Click Here >