The LAFD is one of the best firefighting agencies in the world and has long set a standard of excellence for training and performance. The LAFD is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting approximately 4 million people who live, work and play in America's second largest City.  
The LAFD's 3,246 uniformed personnel protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service.
An equally committed non-sworn cadre of 336 professional support personnel provides technical and administrative expertise in their corresponding pursuit of the Department's Mission.
A total of 1,051 uniformed Firefighters (including 218 serving as Firefighter/Paramedics), are always on duty at Fire Department facilities citywide, including 106 Neighborhood Fire Stations strategically located across the Department's 470 square-mile jurisdiction.
Last year alone, the men and women of the LAFD responded 713,762 times to come to the aid of their neighbors in need.  


Candidate Advancement Program (CAP)
Among the most difficult challenges faced by firefighter recruits are the physical requirements of the Training Academy.  To assist you in this area, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) offers the free Candidate Advancement Program (CAP) to help you get physically fit and get accustomed to the rigorous training environment that a recruit will encounter in the training academy.  The CAP also serves to familiarize candidates with certain aspects of firefighting and creates a framework for networking with others in the testing process.  We strongly encourage all LAFD candidates to take advantage of this FREE program.CAP Fitness Program Logo
By attending CAP, candidates of all levels will be better prepared to succeed in the fire training academy by reducing injuries, improving overall fitness levels and increasing durability.  The increased effectiveness of this program derives from its design to incorporate progressive, functional, and mixed modal training that translates directly to firefighter functions and fire ground activities in the field. Women and men who are at least 18-years-old are welcome.  
If you are interested, please consider RSVPing for an upcoming class. 
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