The L.A. City Fire Department is considered one of the premier fire agencies in the country. Its previous 22 weeks of training was among the longest in the nation.
At 14 weeks, it comes closer to the length of time other departments spend training new recruits.
The L.A. County Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Authority train for 16 weeks, and the San Diego City Fire Department training lasts 18 weeks.
The minimum amount of training for state certification as a firefighter is 8.6 weeks.