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Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Citizens’ Fire Academy
New program debuts September 2

The Forsyth County Fire Department invites citizens interested in learning more about Forsyth County’s fire and emergency services to sign up for a free 10-week Citizens’ Fire Academy. Participants in the new program will learn about the variety of services offered by the fire department, learn about fire and firefighting equipment, and interact with first responders, gaining an inside look into the profession of firefighters.

The Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings. The inaugural session begins September 2 and continues through November 4, with final end-of-session activities on November 8. The course will be held at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex located at 3520 Settingdown Road.

“The Citizens’ Fire Academy aims to provide our residents with an in-depth understanding of their fire department,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “We are proud to offer this new program to engage our citizens and to share with them information about the many services the Forsyth County Fire Department provides every day.”

Participants must by 18 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 page on the Forsyth County Web site at and via the link below. Space in the program is limited. Submit completed application packets to:

Mail: Forsyth County Fire Department
ATTN: Rebecah Green
3520 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30028

Fax: 770.781.2194


Please note that if submitted via fax or e-mail, 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 the Forsyth County Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office at 770.781.2180.

Citizens’ Fire Academy Application Packet
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