2017 Academy dates: April 17th-23rd
Downey, CA

The CFEA has established the Rob VanWormer Memorial Scholarship Fund to keep the energy and enthusiasm that Rob poured into the hearts of every Fire Explorer alive for generations to come. Donations can be made to the CFEA c/o Rob VanWormer Memorial Scholarship.  

CFEA is still accepting donations!

We need instructors, assistant instructors, safety officers and other supervisory/support personnel for our academy! Please see rules and regulations for advisors under the link below. Non-firefighter advisors may fill supervisory/support positions.

Announcement Letter Must 

read - go to forms page

Advisor Application

Hotel Information

What to bring document

Explorer application

Grooming Standards now under forms

CFEA only accepts applications on-line. The cost of the academy is $300 for explorers and $100 for advisors. The fees cover all training activities, certificates, college credits, sleeping accommodations, food and other misc. items.