Women’s Fire Prep Academy Opening Day

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Women’s Fire  Prep Academy Opening Day
A rain check for the upcoming County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Women’s Fire Prep Academy (WFPA), scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 25, has been postponed to Saturday, March 4, 2023. Individuals 18 years of age and older will compete for a spot in the Women’s Fire Prep Academy to train and prepare for a career in firefighting.   The WFPA is led by a cadre of professional firefighters who will provide hands-on, interactive training over five consecutive Saturdays (and one Sunday), ending on Saturday, April 1. WFPA was developed in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Women’s Fire League to introduce women to the duties and detailed responsibilities of the firefighter position and what to expect in the Los Angeles County Fire Department Recruit Academy. Following a one-day assessment, consisting of a stamina and endurance assessment, 50 to 70 participants are selected to continue for the next five Saturdays of training. Through the WFPA, participants learn how to properly work out for physical fitness and participate in hands-on skills with tools and equipment, including how to work with extension ladders, rotary saws, and pulling and laying down hose. At the end of the five weeks, participants graduate and walk away with a better sense of the fundamental responsibilities of what it means to be a firefighter and what it takes to join this noble profession. The program begins Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. For more information about the Women’s Fire Prep Academy, contact the CORDI Section’s Recruitment Unit at (310) 419-2115. Donations are welcome to support LACoFD’s transformational community education programs, its firefighters, purchases of lifesaving equipment, or to learn more: SupportLACountyFire.org. LACoFD Headquarters, Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center is located at 1320 North Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063.
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March 3, 2023

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