Citizens' Fire Academy

Spring 2020 Citizens’ Fire Academy 

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Now in its seventh 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 3, and continuing through May 12 (April 7 off for Spring Break). 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.


Application packets must be received by Feb. 10. For more information about the Citizens’ Fire Academy, please call Bridgette Butynski at (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.