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Rio Hondo Regional Fire Training Center

11400 Greenstone Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

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

Fire Academy

Truck Academy

Wildland Fire Academy

EMT Program

Biddle Agility /

NTN Test

CSFM Courses

Degree Program

Contact Information

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 Academy, Wildland 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.

Class 94 Graduation - July 9, 2020

The Río Hondo Fire Academy for the first time in its 51 years held a private graduation ceremony

for its 36 firefighters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was held with only the Dean

of Public Safety, Mark Yokoyama; Fire Academy Director, Andrew Grzywa; six Instructors, and the support staff in attendance along with the cadets.


Class 94’s motto has been “The First of Its Kind”. During this pandemic, they are the first cadets to learn online and to practice social distancing while learning the skills on how to be firefighters.

Training, Courses and Updates

Rio Hondo Fire Academy "In The News"

05/13/2016


12/31/2015


01/10/2015


05/09/2014


05/07/2014


05/13/2013


08/09/2012


01/18/2012


09/11/2011


06/27/2011

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 ...

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