Citizens Fire Academy

Accepting Applications Now!

Citizens Academy

The Waco Fire Department is inviting residents to apply for the second Citizens Fire Academy!

This academy will provide the residents of Waco with an interactive learning experience about vital services provided by the men and women of the fire department and will include lessons on increasing fire and life safety awareness. Participants will get to learn about the core job functions through classroom instruction, hands-on participation, and live demonstrations.

Application deadline: September 1st
Classes held: Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (September 15th to October 6th)
Location: Emergency Services Education Center (7601 Steinbeck Bend Drive)

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McLennan County residents, 18 years of age or older, who are interested in learning more about how the Waco Fire Department is organized and conducts its operations. Academy is limited to 25 participants. Participants selected must complete a waiver of liability and release form before attending the first class. Background checks will be conducted on all applicants.

Topics & activities

  • Waco’s hiring & training process
  • Apparatus familiarization
  • Hazardous materials
  • Technical Rescue
  • Fire tactics and strategies
  • Life-saving CPR training

The Fire Prevention and Community Risk Reduction Division will give an overview of its operations as well.

For more information, please contact Fire Administration at (254) 750-1740.

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