2nd Annual Citizen's Fire Academy Scheduled
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.