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Citizens Fire Academy

Citizens Fire Academy is a free program that focuses on the day-to-day operations of the College Station Fire Department. The academy is offered each spring and meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9:30 p.m., plus a Saturday session that features a live fire exercise. 
    Minimum Requirements
    Participants must be at least 18 years old AND live or work in the Brazos Valley.
    Topics
    • Administration of the Fire Department
    • Tour of Facilities
    • Fire Behavior / Ladders
    • Tour of the 911 Dispatch System
    • Hiring Process for Firefighters
    • Fire Engines / Ambulance Familiarization
    • Hazardous Materials Program
    • Vehicle Extrication
    • Fire Hoses and Ventilation
    • Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement
    • Fire Safety Education
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Incident Command System
    • Ride Outs with Fire Engines and Ambulances
    • CPR Training / First Aid / Stop the Bleed
    • Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
    • Community Action Response Team (CART)


    Schedule (subject to change)
    Feb. 4 - Opening Night

    Feb. 11 - Suppression/Overhaul, Hazmat, & Extinguishers

    Feb. 18 - EMS

    Feb. 25 - SCBA, Fit Tests, & Radio Communications

    March 3 - Wildland Urban Interface & Extrication Prep

    March 10 - Spring Break, No Class

    March 17 - Arson, CSFD Administration, Fire Behavior, & Gear Distribution

    March 24 - Vehicle Extrication Fleet

    March 31 Ladder Climb 

    April 7 - Hose Night 

    April 14 - Maze and Smoke House 

    April 18 - Live Burn at TEEX

    April 21 - Hands-Only CPR/Stop the Bleed 

    April 28 - Graduation 

    May 5 & 12 - CPR/First Aid (Optional) 

    May 19 & 26 - CART/Rehab Training (Optional) 

Citizens Fire Academy is not an official firefighting training program. For those interested in becoming a firefighter and would like more information about the process, please email csfire@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3705.

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