Citizen’s Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Decatur Minute posted this announcement recently…

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to work as a firefighter? Though about how cool it would be to drive a big truck with sirens and hoses and ladders? Or wished you could suit up in bunker gear? If so, consider taking part in the Decatur Fire Department’s Citizen’s Fire Academy. The academy will follow the Georgia Supporting Firefighter Basic Training Course curriculum and will teach participants about the department’s mission and organization, fire scene safety, various types of and equipment use, inspection & maintenance. In addition, students will learn CPR and first aid, ways they can help firefighters in the “cold zone” of a fire, and spend part of a shift riding and responding with firefighters.

The six-week academy begins on Thursday, May 2, and runs through June 6 with graduation on June 13. Classes are held 6-9 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1, 230 E. Trinity Place, and are free and open to the community.  For an application or more information, contact Firefighter Brent Orth at [email protected] or 404-373-5092. You can also visit the Fire CAPS page on the City’s website. Applications are due by April 22, 2013.

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