The Citizen Fire Academy is offered to city residents as an opportunity to learn about the functions of the Winston-Salem Fire Department. Students will learn about fire department operations and receive hands-on experience in fire and life safety, including an opportunity to ride along on emergency calls. Topics will include proper use of fire extinguishers, eliminating fire hazards in the home, hands-only CPR training, stovetop fire suppression technology and more. This year's academy will be held on Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Aug. 6 to Sept. 24, 2018. The Citizen Fire Academy is free and is open to residents 18 and older. Participants will be selected through an application process and must commit to attending all class meetings. Class size is limited.
The application process is open through July 20, 2018.