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Apply now for the Franklin Fire Department’s 2018 Citizens’ Fire Academy

The 12th annual program begins March 8th

Post Date:01/24/2018

FFD Citizens' Fire Academy logoFranklin, TN – Experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter during the Franklin Fire Department’s 12th Annual Citizens’ Fire Academy!  The 2018 program will begin on March 8 and conclude on April 26, 2018.

The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a hands-on, adult education program that is open to Franklin residents, as well as those who work in Franklin. 

The course is free, although there is limited space available and an application process, so those who are interested are encouraged to apply early.  Applications are being accepted until February 23, 2018. 

In addition to the course finale, where students fight a real fire at the department’s training center, participants ride along on real fire calls and inspections, learn CPR, rescue a patient trapped in a vehicle during a mock crash, ride in a platform at the top of a ladder truck, and much more.

Classes meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m.  Participants must commit to attending seven of the eight classes, which will take place at the Franklin Fire Training Center, located at 419 Century Court.

To submit an application, please click HERE.  For more information call 615-791-3270, or email Franklin Fire Captain David Kolak at davidk@franklintn.gov.

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