Signup underway for Citizens’ Fire Academy with county fire/EMS

Signup underway for Citizens’ Fire Academy with county fire/EMS

The 2018 Spring Citizens Fire Academy will soon be underway. Fire Chief David Scarbrough is asking interested citizens to sign-up for the program.

“The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a 10-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about the demanding field of fire, emergency services and emergency management,” said Scarbrough. “Students will achieve a greater understanding of the inner workings of the department.”

The academy will extend over 10 weeks in length, one night per week, on Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity to see and feel the rigors of a job in Fire & Emergency Services. The men and women of the department go to great lengths every single day to make Fayette County a safe place to live and visit. Come see what it takes to work in this demanding field,” Scarbrough said.

The instruction includes practical demonstrations that all participants are encouraged to participate in. However, because of the voluntary nature of the program, physical limitations of applicants will not be considered a reason for exclusion from the academy, Scarbrough explained.

The next class starts on March 6. Those wanting to sign-up for the Citizens Fire Academy should email tlackey@fayettecountyga.gov for an application.

There are limited seats available and applicants should reside in unincorporated Fayette County or the Towns of Tyrone, Brooks or Woolsey.