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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.

SFT, OES & CFMA Requesting Assistance from Certified Mechanics


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 2015

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

Attention all Fire Apparatus Mechanics, Fire Instructors, Fleet Maintenance Supervisors, Training Officers Etc.

State Fire Training (SFT) is about to revise a number of Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification standards and courses within the state certification system. We are soliciting help from subject matter experts from the California fire service to participate in these projects as cadre members.   As subject matter experts, cadre members play a key role in evaluating, developing, and validating curriculum document content, and anticipating how curriculum changes will impact the various audiences that use or interact with SFT curriculum and processes. The work to complete these projects comes in two phases: Development and Validation. (click here to view SFT announcement)

Cadre Development Meetings 
During these meetings, which occur over several multi-day sessions, three to five cadre members work with a cadre leader and an editor to fully develop a draft of curriculum documents, including a Certification Training Standard guide, one or more Course Plans, and a Capstone Task Book. 

Cadre Validation Meetings 
During this meeting, which should occur in a single, multi-day session, 10 to 12 cadre members work with the cadre leader and editor to review, revise as needed, and validate the document content created during the Cadre Development Meetings.

All meetings are held on the campus of California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) at the College of Continuing Education facility. Funding for cadre member expenses is provided by State Fire Training. All travel, room and board expenses will be facilitated by and paid directly by CSUS; per diem and mileage will be reimbursed by CSUS.  If you would like to participate, please complete the on-line application:  Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.

CFMA offers Electrical Systems "Challange" test at both North & South Mechanic Section Meetings

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 916-333-5044 or fax 916-333-5014 so we may get an estimate of students wanting to test.   The last two opportunities to take this test in 2014 will be:

SCFMA – May 19th @ Rio Honda Fire Academy, 11400 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA (click here for map)

NCFMA – June 18th @ Wattco, 2230 Cordelia Rd – Fairfield, CA (click here for map)

Click on the Calendar tab above to get more information on test dates and locations.

Academy Video

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 behind the scenes information.

Get Connected

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
We will be offering our Level I Certification Course: Fire Pumps & Accessories along with 3 other class offerings with something for every level of experience.
Registration will open in late July.  Please check this site in mid-July for exact registration dates.

Equipment Show

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.