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Fire Academy

Fire graduate photo

Spring 2019 Graduating Class, front row left to right: Adam Rudy, Marissa McDermott, Garrett Gong; second row: Ernesto Galvan, Ryan O'Hara, Mark Corsini, Aaron Carstens; third row: Charlie Porter, Sean Adams, Tyler Hoffman, Craig Lottie; fourth row: Instructors: Lt. Dave Formento, Mike Delillo, Lt. Jim Lahanis, Capt Eric Ermer; back row: BC Don Faulhaber, Lt. Jason Day, 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

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