Citizen's Fire Academy
The Auburn Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2nd Annual Auburn Citizen's Fire Academy. The fire department offers this FREE 10-week community outreach program in the spring to the people who live and work within the City of Auburn. This program is for anyone who is interested in learning more about the fire department and emergency medical services. Participants have the opportunity to receive "hands on" experience in a controlled environment under the supervision of trained firefighters. Examples of these "hands on" activities include driving a fire truck, rappelling off an upper story of the fire station, wearing bunker gear and self-contained breathing apparatus, and operating the Jaws of Life. All of these activities take place under the tightest of safety with firefighters providing both instruction and serving as safety monitors. Topics covered in the program include fire safety, fire prevention, CPR training, fire extinguisher training, emergency medical services, 911 system overview, vehicle extrication, incident command system and fire ground operations.
The next fire academy will begin on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, and will be held at the fire department on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We accept 15 applicants per class, and it is on a first come first service basis. If you are interesting in participating, complete the Citizen's Fire Academy application and return it to the fire department.
CPR and AED Certification
The Auburn Fire Department does not conduct CPR or AED certification classes. For information on classes in the area, contact the local Red Cross office at (207) 874-1192 or on-line at www.redcross.org or contact Tri-County EMS at (207) 795-2880 or on-line at www.tricountyems.org.
First Aid Classes
The Auburn Fire Department does not conduct first aid classes. For information on classes in the area, contact the local Red Cross office at (207) 874-1192 or on-line at www.redcross.org or contact Tri-County EMS at (207) 795-2880 or on-line at www.tricountyems.org.
Fire Extinguisher Classes
The Auburn Fire Department provides fire extinguisher safety classes to non-profit organizations in Auburn. To schedule a class, contact the Fire Department Planner at (207)333-6633 ext. 4. For private businesses, you may contact any fire extinguisher company for more information. Please refer to the yellow pages in the local phone directory for a company that carries Underwriters Laboratory (UL) equipment.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is held each fall. During this time, firefighters visit each public school to conduct fire drills and inspections. Tours are also given at the stations upon request. To schedule a tour, please contact the Fire Department Planner at (207)333.6633 ext. 4.
For 2013, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has designated October 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week.
Juvenile Fire Setter Education
The Auburn Fire Department offers a Juvenile Firesetter Program for the Androscoggin County area. Parents who have children that are inclined to play with fire or have an unusual curiosity about fire are encouraged to contact Fire Prevention Officer David O'Connell at 207.333.6633 ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on intervention counseling.
In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the fire department hosts an annual open house at Engine 3 Station, which is located at 550 Minot Avenue. In an atmosphere of fun, it's purpose it to provide fire safety education in order to protect lives and property from fire and to familiarize the community with fire and emergency medical services provided by the Auburn Fire Department. Citizens can visit with on-duty firefighters, pick up an array of fire prevention and safety tips, and enjoy refreshments and activities at the open house. Activities include demonstrations of various firefighting equipment and apparatus, tours of the station, a visit with Sparky, and a bounce house for the kids.
This year's open house will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 12:00 - 4:00 at Central Station on Minot Avenue. For more information on the Open House, please contact the fire prevention department at (207)333-6633 ext. 4 or email@example.com.