Here is your chance to experience the lives of professional firefighters and rescuers.
Classes are Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
*Saturday class is at 9:00 a.m.
What is the Citizen's Fire Academy?
The Citizen's Fire Academy is an extension of the Fire Division's community education efforts. The purpose of the academy is to increase citizen awareness of the day-to-day operation of the Division by educating them on topics relative to the role of Firefighters and fire safety in our community.
All instruction is done by veteran firefighters and fire safety professionals. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to those used in the traditional fire academy, however, the weekly sessions are not intended to train the participant as a firefighter.
Students are instructed on such topics as:
A criminal record and driving status is checked on each applicant. The Westerville division of Fire reserves the right to deny acceptance to persons with a criminal history.
All applicants must be 21 years of age or older and live or work in the Westerville area. All applicants will be subjected to a background check. Participants must attend all of the classes to successfully complete the course. Applicants will be notified by mail of their acceptance into program.
Free! The only cost to participants is their time. Participants are required to attend all of the classes to be eligible to graduate.
Most classes are held at the training facility located at 400 W. Main Street. Some classes may be at other locations as required.
Classes run one night per week from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for 10 weeks. Call the Fire Division, 614-901-6600 for the dates of the next available class.