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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 2023 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)


    Schedule (subject to change)
    Week 1 - Opening Night

    Week 2 - Suppression/Overhaul, Hazmat, & Extinguishers

    Week 3 - EMS

    Week 4 - SCBA, Fit Tests, & Radio Communications

    Week 5 - Wildland Urban Interface & Extrication Prep

    Week 6 - Spring Break, No Class

    Week 7 - Arson, CSFD Administration, Fire Behavior, & Gear Distribution

    Week 8 - Vehicle Extrication Fleet

    Week 9 -  Ladder Climb 

    Week 10 - Hose Night 

    Week 11 - Maze and Smoke House 

    Week 12 - Live Burn at TEEX

    Week 13 - Hands-Only CPR/Stop the Bleed 

    Week 14 - Graduation 

    Week 15 - CPR/First Aid (Optional) 

    Week 16 - 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 [email protected] or call 979.764.3705.

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