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Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy

Free program educates citizens about fire and emergency services


Are you interested in learning about Forsyth County’s fire and emergency services? If so, register today for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Participants in this free 10-week program will gain an inside look at the profession of firefighters by learning about the variety of services offered by the fire department, learning about fire and firefighting equipment, and interacting with first responders.


The upcoming session of the Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, March 1 and continuing through May 3, with final end-of-session activities on Saturday, May 7. 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.


Offered since 2014, the Citizens’ Fire Academy provides participants with a unique opportunity for insight into the fire department operations.


“The Forsyth County Fire Department is here to serve our citizens,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “We take tremendous pride in engaging the community through our Citizens’ Fire Academy. It is a truly unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the many services provided by the Forsyth County Fire Department and to meet some of the fine men and women who make up this great department.”


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.


Click here for the application packet.


Submit completed application packets by February 19 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 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 (678) 513-5869.


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