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California Fire Mechanics Academy 1970-2013

Welcome to the California Fire Mechanics Academy Inc.

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.

Pep Richardson Honoree of the Year 2015

Pep Richardson Honoree of the Year Award was presented to Fred Beno

CFMA offers Basic Electrical "Challange" test in both Northern & Southern California

The California Fire Mechanics Academy in conjunction with both the Northern & Southern sections of the California Fire Mechanics Associations will be offering students several opportunities to take the Basic Electrical challenge exam.    Currently all students on the Fire Mechanic certification track are required to take the pre-requisite class (Basic Electrical - FM109) before they may enroll in the advanced electrical systems class Electrical Systems 2 - CFM215A.

Recognizing that some technicians may already have a good base knowledge of electricity and electrical systems, the CFMA offers a "prerequisite challenge" test.  Students who successfully pass this "challenge" test with an 80% or higher score become eligible to enroll in the Electrical Systems 2 class directly, bypassing the requirement to take the prerequisite Electrical Systems 1.

The fee for this test is $15 payable at the test site.  Students may only take the challenge test one time.  Please contact the CA Fire Mechanics Academy office 916-333-5044 or fax 916-333-5014 so we may get an estimate of students wanting to test. 

  The next two opportunities to take this test will be:

SCFMA – November 3rd, 5:00 pm at the CFMA Fall Academy, Carlsbad Conference Center, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA  92010

NCFMA – December 10th, 12:30 pm @ Valley Power, 855 Stillwater, West Sacramento, CA

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 behind the scenes information.

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Do not hesitate to contact the CFMA Administrative Office in Sacramento, California, if you need further help.
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Fall Academy

Mark your calendars for
 the CFMA Fall Academy
November 2 – 6, 2015

Registration opens
August 10th

We will be offering:

Level I Certification Course:
 Fire Pumps & Accessories

Level III Certification Course:
  Ambulance Service & Maintenance

General Courses:
 Knowing Your Apparatus

Detroit Diesel Engine Repair

Courses will be held at the
 Municipal Training Center
 in Carlsbad, CA

Tuition is $500
 (State testing fee of $80 applies
 to certification courses) 

Click below to make online hotel
 reservations at the CFMA rate:

Equipment Show

The 2016 show will be on
 April 7
th, 2016. 
Vendor registration is open online thru the link below or you may contact the CFMA office for registration.
Academy event sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Contact the office or any Board Member for details.