"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
Jim Faulkner receives Boyd Cole
Memorial Educators Award
director of fleet services forDallas
Fire Rescue and a California Fire Mechanics AcademyFire Pumps & Accessories instructor, was
recently honored for his efforts throughout the industry at the 2012 International
Association of Fire Chiefs
Conference held in Denver, Colorado this year.Jimmyreceived the 2012 Boyd Cole
Memorial Educators Award
presented by theInternational
Association of Fire Chiefs' Emergency Vehicle Management Section. This award is
presented to a person who has given outstanding support to EVTs as either
trainer, educator or facilitator. Jimmy has more than 30 years experience working on fire and emergency
apparatus. In addition to running the fleet services division of Dallas Fire, Jim's career includes having previously worked for companies such as American LaFrance, Special Equipment Services Inc, Crash Rescue Equipment Service and Farmer's Branch Fire Department. Jimmy is a very popular instructor and has instructed annually at the
CFMA for many years as well as havingpresented many times at the annualFire
Department Safety Officers Association's Apparatus Symposium, held in Florida
each year.Click the link http://firechief.com/maintenance-amp-repair/faulkner-honored-boyd-cole-award to viewa very
humbled Jimmy being interviewed by a Fire Chief Magazine staff writer.Jimmy's wife Patty and son JT as well as CFMA
Board members Marty Schmeltz, Sam Dominick and Larry Achen were in attendance
when Jim was honored for this award.Be
sure to congratulate Jimmy when you see him at the 2013 Academy in Sacramento.
Do not hesitate to contact the CFMA Administrative Office in Sacramento, California, if you need further help.
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fall Express Academy will once again be held at the Orange County Fire
Authority Facility during the week of November 4-8, 2013.
Express Academy information and registration packet will be available
online to download from this website after August 1st, 2013.