Fire Academy

Fire Academy

Spring 2018 Graduating Class

Front Row: Justin Tardy, Tyler Hansler, Natalie Johnson, John Fowler, Second Row: Anousith Vongsouvanh, Sean Porter, Matt Moran, Danny Puknaitis, Third Row: Justin Voss, Jon Egan, Trevor Korinek, Cody Schau, Back Row: Instructor Captain Eric Ermer, Lead Instructor Lt. Jason Day, Instructor Mike DeLillo, Academy Director Jim French

The College of DuPage Fire Science Division offers an Office of the State Fire Marshall approved Basic Operations Fire Academy. The Basic Operations Fire Academy is divided up into (3) modules and is completed over the 16 week semester during the Fall and Spring semesters only. 18 hours of program electives are earned during the academy with the opportunity to earn more towards the AAS in Fire Science. All attendees of the Basic Operations Fire Academy must be a member of a Fire Department and require a permit prior to registration. For more information about the Basic Operations Fire Academy or the AAS in Fire Science, please contact EMS/Fire Science Manager Dan Krakora (630) 942-2107 or

Video compilation below developed over the 16 week training academy by Nina Johnson, sister of academy recruit Natalie Johnson.

 Spring 2018 Fire Academy Video


Contact Information

Dan Krakora, EMS/Fire Science Manager
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1018
(630) 942-2107

Jill Davis, Program Counselor and Advisor
(630) 942-2146

Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

  2018 College of DuPage