Rio Hondo Fire Academy

Commited to your success

Rio Hondo Regional Fire Training Center

     11400 Greenstone Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670

           Phone: (562) 941-4082  Fax: (562) 941-7382


Rio Hondo College is the #2 ranked Community College

in California in providing degrees in Homeland Security,

Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Services

- Based upon reports by Community College Weekly, 2014

The Fire Technology Department at Rio Hondo College offers a California State Fire Marshal 

Accredited Firefighter 1 AcademyWildland Fire Academy (with a Type II Hand-crew tied to the Angeles National Forest), and a Los Angeles County approved Emergency Medical Technician Program.


Rio Hondo College also offers the California State Fire Marshal Certification Track courses and provides a Regional "Truck Company Operations" Academy.


The Homeland Security/Regional Fire Training Site provides training to local area Fire Departments and law enforcement personnel, which includes:

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Rescue
  • Rescue Systems
  • Search Dog Training
  • Hazardous Materials Response


We have a full service training site and welcome public and private organizations to use this facility to meet their training needs.  For additional information, please contact us.





                                   Information meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
                                                    6:30 p.m. at 1400 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs

                                          Please note that the scheduled April 14th meeting
                                                             for this month is cancelled. 

Training, Courses and Updates

Rio Hondo Fire Academy "In The News"


Meet one of our own: Cadet Spencer Nail who became 
a firefighter after being rescued by one as a child

Fox Sports West - Published Feb. 18, 2018

An off-duty firefighter helped bring Spencer's life back to him 
after a car accident. This traumatic event helped shape Spencer 
into the man he is today. Because of his experience, he became 
a firefighter and wanted to follow in his hero's footsteps. The 
two shared a special evening at an Anaheim Ducks game.

                                                                                         David Gacad receives his badge from Chevron FD as Chief Beckman pins it on him ...