Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services Opens Registration for 2024 Citizens’ Fire Academy


The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a 10-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about the demanding field of fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management. Students will achieve a greater understanding of the inner workings of the Department. The academy will meet on Tuesday of each week from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. 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.

There will also be an opportunity to sign up for a ride-along with one of our fire companies as they respond to emergency calls. The next class dates are March 5, 2024 – May 7, 2024, and concludes with graduation at the Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 5:00 P.M.

To register for the Citizens’ Fire Academy, please email Karen Rose at kirose@fayettecountyga.gov for an application, or call (770)305-5168. There are limited seats available, and applicants should reside in unincorporated Fayette County or the Towns of Tyrone, Brooks, or Woolsey.  Fayette County Government employees are also welcome to join the Academy.

“This is a great opportunity to build lasting bonds between our Department and our Community, for citizens to experience the demands of a career in Fire & Emergency Services, and to witness the great lengths our members go through to make Fayette County a safe place to live, work, and play. Come “Create your Story” with us, as we create a safe community for you.”  -Fire Chief Jeffrey Hill.