Rio Hondo College is ranked #1 in the State of California and #9 Nationally
in awarding Certificates and Degrees in Police and Fire (Security and Protective Services).
(Based upon reports from the Department of Education and the California State Chancellors Office, 2010)
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.