Spring 2020 Citizens’ Fire Academy
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 forsythco.com. Space in the program is
limited, and selection is first-come, first-served pending a successful
Application packets must
be received by Feb. 10. For more information about the Citizens’ Fire Academy, please
call Bridgette Butynski at (770) 205-5699.