California Fire Mechanics Academy

Welcome to the California Fire Mechanics Academy




 
The California Fire Mechanics Academy Inc. 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.
  
News & Updates 
 
5/25/2018
 

TRAINING: Aerial Maintenance and Inspection – Hi-Tech – June 21st

Posted: 23 May 2018 06:57 AM PDT

NCFMA TRAINING
 
DATE: JUNE 21st, 2018
 
LOCATION:
HI-TECH E.V.S. INC
444 West Greger Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
 
TOPIC: Aerial Maintenance and Inspection Training –  June 21 NCFMA Training Flyer
 
9:00-9:30 – Meet and Greet
9:30-10:30 – Association Meeting
10:30-12:00 – Training
12:00-1:00 – Lunch (Lunch will be provided)
1:00-3:00 – Training
 
PLEASE RSVP: Call, Email or Fax
 
Marlo Ruthman
209-847-3042 Office
209-847-2110 Fax
 
5/25/2018
Registration Canceled 5/25/2018

CFM 115 Fire Pumps and Accessories - Full Week

June  11-15, 2018
Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Services
Oakdale, CA
Please use the button below to register online or call the Academy office at (916) 333-5044 to enroll.  Tuition is $550 + $80 state certification fee.
 
 
Registration opens: Apr 20, 2018

Last day for Internet registration: Jun 1, 2018
 
 
Tuition is non-refundable.
 
 
 
5/16/2018
 
EVT Certification Commission, Inc.
EVT Nationwide Test Dates June 7-14, 2018
Deadline for Online Registration-May 24
 Deadline by mail or fax is 21 days in advance
 
4/26/2018
 
IMPORTANT KUSSMAUL NEWS
 
 
 
It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of our founder, Ernest A. Kussmaul, known to his friends and associates as "Ernie", from cardiac arrest on Saturday, April 26, 2018. He was 88 years old.
 
Mr, Kussmaul, who resided in West Sayville, NY, will be fondly remembered as an accomplished and solution-oriented engineer. He founded Kussmaul Electronics (KECO) in a small shop in 1967. The business grew as it expanded its extensive product line known for innovative solutions for the Emergency Vehicle market. Kussmaul Electronics has provided employment for many people since its founding. Widely loved and respected by his 'KECO family' and the industry, he continued to engineer new solutions as company president until he retired in 2015. Ernest was a devoted husband to his late wife, (deceased 2016) Marilyn, and father to his daughter, Dr. Annette Kussmaul.
 
Visitation will be at the Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home, 245 Main St. West Sayville, NY on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018.
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Church services will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at 11:30 a.m at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sayville, N.Y. Interment to follow at Sayville Union Cemetary. 
 
 
4/18/2018
During our Spring 2018 California Fire Mechanics Academy last week we received word of the passing of Retired Fire Chief Joseph Rosa. He was our 2016 CFMA award recipient for the Pep Richardson honoree. He was known best for cooking his famous artichoke stew during the Northern California Fire Mechanics Meeting held at the Castroville Fire Fire Station.  It was not uncommon for the number of members attending to be 150 plus. Everyone would leave stuffed from eating his famous stew.  He would never give his recipe out. He enjoyed fellow shipping with everyone during the  meeting and looked forward to the next meeting. 
 
Pictured below  with Chief Joe Pastore of the CFMA
Below is a copy of the his obituary.
 
   Joseph Henry Rosa passed away peacefully on April 10th, 2018. He was born September 23rd, 1926 in Watsonville and lived a full & happy life. His life included joining the U.S. Navy Aircore as a gunner. On his release from the Navy, Joe farmed with his father in Watsonville until 1950. In 1965, he joined the Castroville fire department, now known as the North Monterey County Fire Department, and in 1978 became chief. After his retirement, Joe became manager of Pajaro Community Service District where he worked until the age of 82. 
   Joe loved hunting, fishing, barbecuing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Every morning he enjoyed having coffee with the "artichoke mafia" in Castroville. 
 
He was layed to rest April 17, 2018 at Valley Catholic Cemetery.  North County Fire District Honor Gaurd oversaw the last alarm followed up with the sounding of the bell and folding and presentation of the flag to Mrs. Rosa.  The VFW provided the bugler followed  up by a 21 gun salute. He was a great friend and mentor to everyone he encountered. He will be missed.   
 
4/8/2018
 The registration has closed and today we will be the opening for the 2018 Spring CFMA Academy. We will be looking forward to seeing so many returning faces as well as our new students . You don't want to miss the opening ceremony as it will cover the details of the week as well as a few changes and additions. Check in is at the MCC (McClellan Conference Center) so come early and check in. Guest staying at the Crown Plaza please inquire for additional information at time of check in.  Name tags will be of utmost importance this year and are required in all classes as well as hospitality nights, vendor show and evening banquet. No name badge no entry.  Should you have any questions feel free to approach any of the board members in the red shirts and inquire. We are all here for you and look forward to another great year of training at the California Fire Mechanics Academy.
" Without us they Walk"
2/1/2018
 
  The time has arrived and the CFMA board members have rolled out with our new email addresses.   So take a look here and update you email contacts list. 
 
1/26/2018
 
Course curriculum will be changing soon going into the future there will no longer be an electrical challenge test as it will be required to take electrical 1 before electrical 2.  The last days to take the electrical challenge test  will be in May (date to be determined ) in the South and June 21, 2018 in the North at the section meetings.

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