Thank you for taking the time to visit the Verdugo Fire Academy at Glendale Community College. The connection to the firefighters of tomorrow. The Verdugo Fire Academy is a State Accredited Regional Training Program and is a partnership between the Glendale Fire Department, Glendale Community College, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The Basic Fire Academy is currently offered as an extended program on Thursday nights and weekends to allow working students to attend. Class XIX graduated in January 2017. Class XX started on the 5th of January 2017. We are taking applications for Class XXI at this time.
Graduates of the program will receive the California State Fire Marshal's approved firefighter 1 curriculum, which includes 900 hours of both academic and hands-on training. The successful graduate will earn their basic firefighter 1 training record and several certifications approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Free monthly Career Planning Seminars to assist prospective firefighters and to give information about the Verdugo Fire Academy program are held on the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at Glendale Fire Department Station 21.