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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. 

The Citizens Fire Academy 2024 application period is now closed.
    Minimum Requirements
    Participants must be at least 18 years old AND live or work in the Brazos Valley.
    • 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)


    2024 Schedule
    Jan. 30 - CSFD 101/Gear Measurements

    Feb. 6 - SCBA/Radios/Fit Tests

    Feb. 13 - HazMat

    Feb. 20 - Wildland Urban Interface/Gear Distribution

    Feb. 27 - Science/Arson/Suppression

    Mar. 5 - EMS/First Aid/CPR

    Mar. 12 - Spring Break/No CFA

    Mar. 19 - Ladder Climb

    Mar. 26 - Vehicle Extrication

    Apr. 2 - Hose Night

    Apr. 9 - Maze and Smoke House

    Apr. 13 - Live Burn

    Apr. 16 - CART/Rehab/Peer Support

    Apr. 23 - Graduation
    Apply Here
    2024 Application Closed

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 [email protected] or call 979.764.3705.

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