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Citizens Fire Academy

The College Station Fire Department encourages you to apply for Citizens Fire Academy, a free program that focuses on the day-to-day operations of your local 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.

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 or call 979.764.3705.


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)

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