Citizen Fire Academy - Central County Fire & Rescue

Citizen Fire Academy

Citizen Fire AcademyHands-on training program gives residents 
a firsthand look at the fire service.


Residents of the Central County Fire & Rescue District (CCFR) have a unique opportunity to learn firsthand what it is like to be a firefighter/EMT. During the District’s Citizen Fire Academy participants suit up and train like an emergency responder.

This unique program gives community members the education, and experience to safely understand the operations and functions of the fire department. The fall session of the seven-week academy starts Wednesday, Aug. 28 and meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for hands-on classes until Wednesday, Oct. 9.

“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,” explains CCFR Chief Russ Mason.

Citizen Fire Academy

Academy topics include:

  • History of the Fire Service and CCFR
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Fire Extinguishment
  • Use of a Breathing Air Pack
  • Search and Rescue
  • Automobile Extrication
  • Technical Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Services

During the last session of the Academy participants will conduct a live action fire rescue exercise at the CCFR training facility.

The only requirements are that participants must be residents of the CCFR District, be at least 21 years old, have proof of current health insurance, and complete a short application process. There is also a $25 fee to cover the costs of materials for the course.

For more information click here or call 636.970.9700.