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Academy Dates: April 21 thru May 14




Academy Pre-work:

  1. Complete FEMA ICS-100 / Introduction to Incident Command System, do the final and bring a paper copy of your certificate:
  2. Create an account in the Wildland Fire Learning portal, use "USFS" as your agancy/Unit is "Angeles National Forest":
  3. Complete S-110 Basic Wildland Fire Orientation, do the final and bring a paper copy of your certificate:
  4. Complete S-190 Intro to wildland fire beharior, do the final and bring a paper copy of your certificate:


Week 1-

  1. Fema IS-700 Final, take at the following link:
  2. Watch this video and write 1 page report on LCES:
  3. Take the FEMA IS-700b course and bring your cert on Friday:

Week 2-

  1. 3 page Report & Poster on assigned topic.
  2. Study for the 10's/18's Final.
  3. Invite your friends, family, post advisors, and your fire chiefs to your Graduation.
  4. Learn the Wildland Water Use Hand Signals that are in your IRPG, you will be tested.
  5. Check this website daily for new assignments
  6. If you can, Get yourself a Compass for Land Navigation training.

 Week 3-

  1. Study for S-130 Unit 11 Quiz, Unit 17 quiz, and S-130 Final
  2. 10's & 18's Final
  3. Complete your final invitations

Week 4 of the Academy will start on May 12th and graduation will be on May 14th at 12:00 noon

  • Notify those you invited that the Academy Graduation will be May 14, 2023 @ noon
  • Monitor this website for more updates.

April to May on the Weekends (4 weekends): Fri, Sat, Sun

Academy usually has 50 Explorer Cadets from the following Agencies-

  • US Forest Service FIRE. Post 99, POST 100 and Post 101
  • Kern County Fire Dept.
  • Ventura County Fire Dept.
  • Los Angeles Fire Departemt
  • Oxnard Fire Department
  • Pasadena Fire Department
  • Chula Vista Fire Department


Agencies that have participated in the Academy

U.S. Forest Service- Angeles National Forest

Los Angeles Fire Dept.- Los Angeles County Fire Dept.- Pasadena Fire Dept.- Oxnard Fire Dept.- Kern County Fire Dept.-

Santa Barbara Fire Dept.- Downey Fire Department- Ventura County Fire Dept.- West Covina Fire Dept.-

Montebello Fire Dept.- Orange County Fire Authority.- Bakersfield City Fire Dept.- Alhambra Fire Dept.- Hume Lake Fire Dept.

Riverside County F.D./Cal Fire.- Murrieta Fire Dept.- San Diego Fire Dept., Chula Vista Fire Dept.,

more to come...