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Citizen's Fire Academy

Now Taking Applications!

Application enrollment is Feb. 21 - March 12, 2013.
The next Academy class kicks off April 4, 2013.

CFA - Class of 2012
Citizen's Fire Academy Class 2012
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We will provide citizens an overview of the services that Dallas Fire-Rescue provides, increase fire and life safety awareness, and promote the customer service aspect of our department.

We seek to provide participants with knowledge of our core job functions with classroom instruction and live demonstrations.

The 8-week fire academy is for individuals 18 years or older who are interested in learning more about how Dallas Fire-Rescue is organized and how we conduct operations. Each Thursday evening during the class, participants will meet at the fire academy and learn about Dallas Fire-Rescue’s hiring and training process, apparatus familiarization, hazardous materials team, USAR (Urban Search and Rescue), fire tactics and strategies, along with other engaging topics. 

Participants will also receive valuable life safety CPR certification training.  The last week of the 8-week program will be comprised of a full day on Saturday of hands-on training and demonstrations such as vehicle extrication and rappelling.  At the conclusion of the full day of hands-on training, graduates will participate in a formal graduation ceremony at the training center. 

Application enrollment period is February 21 - March 12, 2013 with the initial class beginning on April 4, 2013.  Criminal background checks will be conducted on all applicants for the CFA.  City of Dallas residents will be given preference during the class selection process.  Individuals chosen for the class will be notified at least one week in advance of the class beginning.

Please FAX or mail your "completed application and Personal Inquiry Waiver" to:

Dallas Fire-Rescue
Training Department
5000 Dolphin Road. Building A
Dallas, Texas 75223
FAX: 214-670-0230

Selected participants must bring the completed waiver of liability and model release form upon attending the first evening of instruction.

For more information about the Dallas Fire-Rescue Citizens’ Fire Academy, contact the Training Center at 214-670-0231.


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