Citizens’ Fire Academy now in fourth year

Forsyth County residents interested in learning what career firefighters do are invited to register for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Individuals chosen to participate in this free 10-week program will learn about the firefighter profession and its multiple divisions, types of training received and the equipment used – some of which participants will get to operate first-hand.

“Our personnel are passionate about their jobs and the role we play in the community – and what better way of sharing that than by educating our citizens through a series of hands-on courses,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “Fire department staff look forward to welcoming a new group of enthusiastic citizens this spring.”

Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, March 7, and continuing through May 9, with end-of-session activities on Saturday, May 13. 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. Click here to view the application packet. Space in the program is limited, and selection is first-come, first-served pending a successful background check.

Submit completed application packets by February 21 to:
Mail: Forsyth County Fire Department
ATTN: Robert Taylor
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) 205-4688.

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