Fire Technology Wildland (FTW)

Announcement: If you are attempting to enroll in the FTW 223 Wildland Firefighter Engine course or FTW 222 Wildland Fire Behavior course, these classes are showing as restricted. But you can still enroll by contacting lgilroy@avc.edu 

 

The Academy will run from May 16, 2022 - June 24, 2022

What is Wildland Fire Academy?

Wildland Fire Academy is 240 hours of classroom and outdoor skills classes that will give you a jump start for positions as a Wildland Firefighter. Top performing students may be asked to join the Antelope Valley College Wildland Fire Handcrew. The Wildland Fire Academy will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to obtain an entry-level position as a temporary, on-call wildland firefighter. Upon successful completion of the academy, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group will award you a certificate. Approximately half of your training will be in the classroom and half in practical training application.

How do I get into the academy?

You must attend one of the Wildland Firefighter Academy information/orientation sessions, and complete an application and medical examination.

To be a candidate, you must be a high school graduate or have a GED, and you must be 18 years old before the program begins.

Informational Meetings - Wildland Fire Academy

Updates regarding this will be posted to this page.


Wildland Firefighter Academy Dates: No further meetings will be held this year.

Antelope Valley College Lancaster Campus • TE2-120

What is a Wildland Fire Fighter Academy?

It is 240 hours of classroom and outdoor skills classes that gives you a jumpstart for positions as a Wildland firefighter. Top performing students may be asked to join the Antelope Valley College Wildland Fire Handcrew.

How Do I get into the academy?

You must attend one of the Wildland Firefighter Academy orientation sessions, complete an application and medical examination. For additional concerns that may arise after your information meeting please contact Lori Gilroy by phone at 722-6300 ext. 2940 or email at lgilroy@avc.edu.

*Candidates must be a high school graduate or have GED and must be 18 years of age.*

What are possible jobs in this field?

The fire technology field offers you many employment options, including a job as a forestry technician, wildland firefighter, hot shot crew member, helitack crew member, fire prevention technician, industrial fire brigade, health and safety inspector or Type II hand crew member.

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Last updated: July 11, 2022