Adults seeking to gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a firefighter and paramedic can now apply for Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services’ upcoming Citizens Fire Academy.
At no cost, participants in the academy will learn about this exciting profession in the classroom and through hands-on training covering areas like search and rescue, firefighting, fire prevention, emergency medical services, and safety practices that can be applied at home and in the workplace. The academy will include the opportunity to ride with duty crews responding to real emergency calls.
“Participants will get to experience some of the work firefighters conduct on a daily basis and gain insight into how our department operates,” says Capt. Bob Fields, Citizens Fire Academy coordinator. “They’ll also walk away with knowledge and skills that can be used at home and at work in case of emergency situations.”
The Citizens Fire Academy starts on Thursday, Aug. 24, and runs for nine weeks. Participants will meet each Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. Applications are due on Friday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
To apply, pick up an application from any Sierra Vista fire station or download it online. Once completed, applications can be turned in at any Sierra Vista fire station. For more information, contact Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services Capt. Bob Fields at (520) 417-4400.