ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PHASE 1 MAY ATTEND THIS COURSE.
The Los Angeles Metro Fire Academy is an after school Academy for students of Los Angeles Area High Schools. The program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Fire Department, Motorola Solutions, the Los Angeles Fire Foundation and Youth Training Academies International. The mission of the Metro Fire Academy is to develop leaders, teach discipline and to inspire community engagement. We do this by utilizing the Fire Service as a medium to teach life lessons of teamwork, organization and discipline.
Students in Phase II will be taught Teen Commununity Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T), CPR, First Aid, and basic Emergency Medical Operations
Students come away from this program with community service hours and life longs lessons to motivate them to success for the rest of their lives. This program runs for eight consecutive Saturdays beginning March 22, 2014 with a graduation ceremony taking place on May 10, 2014.
When & Where
Battalion Chief Antoine McKnight
The Los Angeles Fire Department currently runs four Youth Fire Academies in various parts of the city. The L.A. Metro Fire Academy which initially began as a collaboration with West Los Angeles College is coordinated by Battalion Chief Antoine McKnight. The Academy seeks to teach students leadership, discipline and the importance of being involved in their communites.