Providing critical job readiness, Papakolea Fire Academy is a program that allows young men and woman looking for a future career as one of Hawaii's finest and be the lucky few to be offered a position in a Fire Department whether it be City, State or Federal.
The academy offers everything needed to prepare for the daunting task such as agility, basic health screenings, fire department test readiness, and many more tools to aid them in their pursuit.
Due to the on-going pandemic, Kula No Na Po'e Hawaii has adapted the PFA program to be conducted online using the Zoom platform. Please be aware of the technology influence and if you are not comfortable, please reach out to us upon registering for assistance or if you have questions of when we resume face to face courses.
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Summer 2021, In the midst of the Pandemic, KULA, the Papakolea Fire Academy (PFA) and the Honolulu Community College's (HCC) Fire and Environmental Emergency Response (FEER) Program assisted more than 65 young men and women run through simulated fire physical agility tests (PAT) & conducted more than 30 mock interviews