When many people think of firefighting they think of a Hollywood movie scene. Firefighters rush into a building where they see a bright room full of flames while they quickly rescue those in danger. Now it’s time to learn what it’s really like.
The goal of the Citizen Fire Academy is to provide the community a hands-on understanding of what it takes to be a CCFR firefighter. Participants are given a chance to interact with the firefighters, learn about the fire service, and receive hands-on experience with some of the tasks and tools used to fight fires and save lives.
The CCFR Citizen Fire Academy provides community members with the education and experience to safely understand the operations and functions of the fire department.
Academy participants attend classroom lecture sessions and practical hands-on events where they experience the inside world of the fire service. The safety of the participants is of the utmost importance and every step is monitored by fire department instructors.
Because firefighting is an inherently dangerous job, no participants will be expected to perform any task they do not wish, nor will they participate in any real emergency situations.
The Citizen Fire Academy meets one evening a week for eight weeks from 6 - 9 p.m.
There is a $25 administration fee to enroll.
For the classroom lectures, comfortable clothes are acceptable. For the practical exercises participants should wear work clothing.
To obtain your graduation certificate, you must not miss more than two classes. Attendance at all classes is highly encouraged due to the information given.
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