After 18 weeks of intense training, Class 36 has come to the moment they have been waiting for - graduation day.
It's the final exam and the moment of truth for Class 36.
Recruit Torres reports for duty with a highly contagious infection. The Cadre are forced to shut down the drills grounds and decontaminate the entire academy.
The recruits of Class 36 experience a day in the life of a firefighter. These simulations bring unpredictable conditions and obstacles of what they will encounter in the field.
Class 36 is exposed to their most difficult challenge yet as they must utilize all of the skills they have learned to work on live fire engulfed inside a tower.
Class 36 is put through an intense wildland training program working with bulldozers, massive waterlines and helicopters.
Recruit Gonzales is caught cheating off Recruit Adelman's quiz, putting both men in jeopardy of being terminated.
Class 36 enters their first live burn where temperatures reach up to one thousand degrees.
Some of the recruits of Class 36 struggle as they try and master some of the most basic fire skills. After being out for three weeks with injury, recruits Lefebvre and Bennett struggle to catch up to the rest of the class.
Orange County Fire Authority's Recruit Class 36 is introduced to an elite team of instructors known as the Cadre who will be transforming them into the toughest firefighters over a challenging 18-week training process.
120 recruits. 18 weeks. Step inside the L.A. County Sheriff's Academy.