2010 Citizen Fire Academy Begins September 14th


 

The 2010 Citizens Fire Academy begins
September 14, 2010!


Applications are available for download here

The Gurnee Fire Department Citizen Fire Academy includes hands-on experience with: fire hose, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), ropes & knots, CPR and fire extinguishers. The academy also has tours of communications, fire apparatus and an ambulance. Each participant who completes the class will be scheduled for a ride-along to experience first hand what a firefighter's day consists of and what it's like to ride on an emergency response. Each participant will receive a personalized notebook for class notes & certificate.

What is the Citizen Fire Academy?
  • Why do so many fire trucks go to a call?
  • Does the ambulance always use lights and siren when transporting someone to the hospital?
  • How does my fire department stay prepared to handle emergencies?
  • What do the firefighters do all day?
  • How does the fire department help keep my insurance rate low?
  • Why does a fire truck go to a car accident?
  • What kind of training does it take to become a firefighter?

 

The Gurnee Fire Department Citizen Fire Academy was established to answer questions like these and more. One night a week for twelve weeks, we will teach you how your firefighters do their jobs. For the first time, citizens will be able to gain classroom and hands-on experience to help them understand what being a firefighter is about.

The Gurnee Fire Department Citizen Fire Academy will include hands-on experience with: fire hose, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), ropes & knots, CPR and fire extinguishers. The academy also has tours of communications, fire apparatus and an ambulance. Each participant who completes the class will be scheduled for a ride-along to experience first hand what a firefighter's day consists of and what it's like to ride on an emergency response. Each participant will receive a personalized notebook for class notes & certificate.

What Topics Are Covered?

Eligible participants will receive training in the following:

  • History & Organization of the Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Hose, Ladders, Tools & Protective Equipment
  • Fire Prevention & Investigation
  • Communications
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Search & Rescue
  • Special Teams
  • Incident Command
 

Who can participate?

Registrants must be at least 21 years of age and live or own a business in the Village of Gurnee or the Warren Waukegan Fire District.

When is the next session?

Please check back soon for upcoming information about the 2010 Citizens Fire Academy.

Instruction is 3 hours long and begins at 7 p.m. Classes are held at both Fire Station 1 and Fire Station 2.

How do I become a part of the Gurnee Fire Department's Citizen Fire Academy?

Applications are available for download here.

 

For more information, contact:

Gurnee Fire Department
(847) 599-6600
Monday - Friday (between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m.)

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