The Oceanside Firefighters Association would like to welcome 7 new members from Oceanside Fire Academy 14. Oceanside Firefighters are unique. We are the only Fire Department in our zone that holds full fire academies for our new hires. New hires spend a minimum of 8 weeks full time additional training making sure we are ready to serve the public to the highest standard. Training starts with Physical Conditioning that tests the employees ability to perform under the physical and mental stress the job demands. Training includes three main disciplines: Hose, Ladders and Ventilation. Structural Firefighting, Wildland Firefighting, Confined Space, Rope Rescue, Swift Water, Vehicle Rescue, Live Fire Operations and Paramedic Skills are just some of the other required performance topics that our Recruits are expected to learn and know. This is only the start of there continued on-the-job training. Congratulations on your success as our most newly graduated academy!