Calling All Closet Firemen

July 20, 2012 · Filed Under Events and News 

If you’ve always had a secret desire to be a firefighter, the upcoming Citizens Fire Academy may be just what you’ve been waiting for. Once a year the Fort Worth’s Fire Safety Education officer offers an 8 session course that provides an overview of all the aspects of the Fort Worth Fire Department.
It’s free, but you must be a resident of Fort Worth and be willing to have a background check.
The classes start on Thursday August 9 and every consecutive Thursday evening through September 27. Classes start at 6:00 p.m. and run for approximately three hours.

Here is the general outline of the classes:

  • Thursday August 9th – Orientation; Red Helmets; Citizens Fire Academy; RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)
  • Thursday August 16th – First Aid/CPR/AED; Fire Safety Education; ID badges
  • Thursday August 23rd – Field trip to Fire Department Communication Center and Emergency Management Office
  • Thursday August 30th – Hoses; Personal protective equipment; Self contained breathing apparatus (Station 31)
  • Thursday September 6th – Dive team; Hazardous materials team; arson
  • Thursday September 13th – EMS-99; Utility truck (air shop)
  • Thursday September 20th – Technical rescue team rappelling; vehicle extrication; etc.
  • Thursday September 27th – Graduation Ceremony

After graduation you have several options which include applying to become a member of the Citizens Fire Academy Alumni and assist the Fire Satefy Education Department throughout the year. You can also apply to become a member of the Red Helmet organization.
There are four spaces left in the class, so if you’re interested or want more information, call Gabriela Yanes at the Fire Safety Education office at 817-392-6862.


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