The County of Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to host its eighth annual Women’s Fire Prep Academy (WFPA) for those interested in the fire service. The WFPA will begin Sunday, February 11, 2024.
Following a one-day assessment, consisting of a stamina and endurance assessment, 100 participants are selected to continue for the next five Sundays of training.
Through the WFPA, which is open to adults 18 years and older, 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.
For additional information about the Women’s Fire Prep Academy, please visit the LACoFD’s website at fire.lacounty.gov/womens-fire-prep-academy.