Rio Hondo Fire Academy

Commited to your success

Wildland Firefighting Program

 

























1. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS  FOR THE WILDLAND FIRE ACADEMY PROGRAM?
     A. Completion of the following prior to applying:

          - FTEC 044 and
          - ONE of the following WFT101, WFT102, WFT103, WFT104, or WFT105 


     B. Earn a qualifying time on the Mandatory Pack Test.          
         In preparation, begin a very active physical conditioning program.
         See: NFIC Fire Fit Program


2. HOW DO I ENROLL IN THE WILDLAND FIRE ACADEMY?
     A.   You MUST attend one of the scheduled orientation below.
           To do so, you first need to complete our college application to get
           a Student ID number (https://www.riohondo.edu/get-started/). 
           
           With your (9-digit) SID number, you can then RSVP for one of the dates below
           by clicking on that date.  You will receive the Zoom link the night before.
           We do encourage you to ask questions so you’ll have a good understanding
           of what to expect. We want you to succeed.
                                                 

            Monday, September 21st @7pm - 9pm            Saturday, October 24th @10am -12pm
                      
            Friday, October 2nd @5pm - 7pm                    Friday, November 6th @5pm - 7pm
                          
                  


                                                   *** Spring 2021 (Class 24) ***
                                   (Academy Dates: February 1- April 10,  2021)



                                         RHC-WFA Program Policy & Procedures Manual 

                                                        Uniforms and Equipment 


      B.  Download and complete the Wildland Fire Academy Application Here: Class 24


      C.  Download the medical form: OF178-CME 
            (needed for your complete physical examination).


3. WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE WILDLAND FIRE ACADEMY?

     A. You will probably be challenged more, both mentally and physically than
         by any other class you’ve taken. You’ll run more and work harder than
         you knew you could.

     B. You will meet a great group of men and women who TRULY desire to obtain
         fire service careers. Some of them will become your friends for life.

     C. The staff will provide a professional, realistic level of training and counseling.

     D. You will have the opportunity to join the best crew working for the Angeles 

         National Forest. If you successfully complete the academy and join the Roadrunners,
         you will have taken a giant step in obtaining a fire service career.

     E. You will take part in a RIGOROUS PHYSICAL TRAINING PROGRAM.
         You will run (often on city streets), do calisthenics, drag hose, lift ladders,
         hike miles over on hillsides and trails, and then you’ll run some more.



* For additional information regarding requirements please contact: Diana Valladares