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Citizens' Fire Academy

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March - May, Annually

Citizens' Fire Academy Application

CFA Participation Waiver

CFA Ride-Along Waiver

Have you always wanted to try out the “Jaws of Life,” break down a door, ride in a platform at the top of a 100’ aerial ladder truck, or put the “wet stuff on the red stuff?” Then the Franklin Fire Department’s Citizens’ Fire Academy is for you!

During this eight-week, hands-on program, participants ride along on fire calls and fire inspections, learn how to operate hose lines and other fire equipment, perform vehicle extrication, search and rescue, learn CPR and ride in a platform at the top of a ladder truck. Live firefighting is the course finale, where participants use all of the knowledge and skills they’ve learned to extinguish fires and get everyone out of the building safely. 

Kathy and Mike holding hoseCreated in 2007, the program is offered to people who live and work in Franklin.  It is limited to 12 participants, who must be at least 21 years of age and commit to attending seven of the eight classes.  The group meets on Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Franklin Fire Training Center on Century Court (with complimentary dinner provided from 5:30 - 6 p.m.).  There is no cost for the program.

To apply CLICK HERE. For more details please contact the Franklin Fire Department at (615) 791-3270 or email one  our coordinators:


Captain David Kolak -

Lieutenant Jonathan Gill -

Engineer Richard Hasley -