Apply now for the Franklin Fire Department’s 2017 Citizens’ Fire Academy
The 11th annual program begins March 16th
Franklin, TN – Experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter during the Franklin Fire Department’s 11th Annual Citizens’ Fire Academy! The 2017 program will begin on March 16 and conclude on May 4, 2017.
The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a hands-on, adult education program that is open to Franklin residents, as well as those who work in Franklin.
The course is free, although there is limited space available and an application process, so those who are interested are encouraged to apply early. Applications are being accepted until February 13, 2017.
In addition to the course finale where students fight a real fire at the department’s training center, participants ride along on real fire calls and inspections, learn CPR, rescue a patient trapped in a vehicle during a mock crash, ride in a platform at the top of a ladder truck, and much more.
Classes meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. Participants must commit to attending seven of the eight classes, which will take place at the Franklin Fire Training Center, located at 419 Century Court.