Citizens' Fire Academy

Registration Open for the Spring 2019 Citizens’ Fire Academy


Spring 2019 Application Packet


Now in its sixth year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program. 


The Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 5, and continuing through May 14 (April 2 off for Spring Break).

A live burn day will be held on Saturday, May 18 and a special graduation night on Tuesday, May 21. The course will be held at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex (3520 Settingdown Rd.) in northern Forsyth County. 


Participants must be 25 years of age or older, have no prior felony conviction, pass an acceptable background check and be a resident of Forsyth County. Participants must be willing to make a 10-week commitment to the program.


Those interested in applying for the Citizens’ Fire Academy must submit a completed application, a signed and notarized liability release, and a signed and notarized confidentiality agreement. The application packet is available on the Fire Department’s page on the Forsyth County website at Space in the program is limited, and selection is first-come, first-served pending a successful background check. 

Submit completed application packets by February 15 to:

Mail: Forsyth County Fire Department

        ATTN: Bridgette Butynski

        3520 Settingdown Road 

        Cumming, GA 30028

Fax: (678) 513-5950


Please note that if submitted via fax or email, original copies should be retained by applicants to turn in during the first meeting of the Citizens’ Fire Academy.


For more information about the Citizens’ Fire Academy, call (770) 205-5699.

Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2180
 Fax: (770) 781-2194
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The Forsyth County Fire Department protects life, property, and the environment from the ravages of fire and all other emergencies, both natural and man made, and provides citizens and visitors with emergency medical pre-hospital care in a highly effective manner with the best trained personnel possible.