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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.
You may have received the following letter from the Office of State Fire Training. Responding to this letter will allow SFT to provide your certification information to the California Fire Mechanics Academy. Currently, SFT does not provide students any notice as to when certifications expire. CFMA would like to provide you with this notice. However, you must tell SFT that it is authorized to release your information to CFMA. If you have further questions, please contact the CFMA office.
From: State Fire Training
To: All Certified California Mechanics
Re: Personal Contact Information Update and Distribution
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), State Fire Training (SFT) maintains confidentiality of all student and participant records in conformance with State Fire Training Procedures, 2008 Edition, Page 23, Access to Student Records. This information is only released upon a written request from the student/participant. Recently SFT was contacted by both the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the California Fire Mechanics Academy (CFMA). These partner organizations are seeking to access student/participant information so that they might directly contact Certified California Fire Mechanics in relation to their independent functions. (click here for more information)
Pep Richardson Honoree of the Year Award was presented to Fred Beno
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 Electrical Systems 1 challenge exam. Currently all students on the Fire Mechanic certification tract are required to take the pre-requisite class (Electrical Systems 1 - 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 that students may take. 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 one time only test is $15 payable at the test site. Please contact the CA Fire Mechanics Academy office firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - regular meeting
NCFMA – December 10th @ Valley Power, 855 Stillwater, West Sacramento, CA
Click on the Calendar tab above to get more information on test dates and locations.
Mark your calendars for the CFMA Fall Academy November 2 – 6, 2015
We will be offering:
Level I Certification Course:
Fire Pumps & Accessories
Level III Certification Course:
Ambulance Service & Maintenance
Knowing Your Apparatus
Registration opens August 10th.
Courses will be held at the
Municipal Training Center
in Carlsbad, CA
Tuition is $500
(State testing fee of $80 applies to certification courses)
CFMA wants to give a huge “Thank You” to our 60+ vendors who participated in the 2015 California Emergency Equipment Showcase on March 26th.
The 2016 show will be on April 7th, 2016. Contact the CFMA office for early registration. Online registration will be available beginning in November. Academy event sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact the office or any Board Member for details.