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Citizens' Fire Academy

Citizens' Fire Academy

The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a free, seven-week program designed to give community members an overview of how their local fire department operates, with lots of hands-on participation.  The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is not to train an individual to be a firefighter but to produce informed citizens.  Our goal is to build a closer bond with our community members.

Participants will meet once a week, on Monday evenings, as well as two Saturday hands-on trainings.  Topics will include fire department operations, specialty teams (Dive Rescue, Hazardous Materials), wildland fire risk and education, station tours, auto extrication and learning CPR.  The course is designed not only to inform what the fire department does and why, but to also give practical safety knowledge.

Applicants must be 18 years old, live in the City of Boulder and agree to a background check.

Boulder Fire Rescue’s Citizens’ Fire Academy is a great opportunity for individuals that reside in the City of Boulder to learn more about their fire department.

Applications for our next academy which starts April 2, 2018 are available through the link on the right.

For more information, please contact Life Safety Education, at: 303.441.4355 or
[email protected]

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