Citizens' Fire Academy

Registration Open for the Spring 2018 Citizens’ Fire Academy


Spring 2018 Application Packet


Now in its fifth year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting, hands-on experience with equipment used by the fire department as well as an opportunity to interact with first responders. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program, which provides a chance to learn about the variety of services the department provides.  


The Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 6, and continuing through May 8, with end-of-session activities on Saturday, May 12. The course will be held at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex located at 3520 Settingdown Road 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. Space in the program is limited, and selection is first-come, first-served pending a successful background check.


Submit completed application packets by February 16 to:

                           Mail:     Forsyth County Fire Department

                                         ATTN: Rebecah Green

                                         3520 Settingdown Road

                                         Cumming, GA 30028

                           Fax:       (770) 887-4910



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) 205-5674.




Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 205-5674
 Fax: (770) 887-4910
 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.