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APPLY NOW for the Franklin Fire Department’s 2019 Citizens’ Fire Academy

Program begins February 28th

Post Date:01/23/2019 10:48 AM

Citizens' Fire AcademyFranklin, TN – Experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter during the Franklin Fire Department’s 13th Annual Citizens’ Fire Academy!  The 2019 program will begin on February 28 and conclude on April 18, 2019.

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 interested are encouraged to apply early.  Applications are being accepted until February 15, 2019. 

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 at the Franklin Fire Training Center, located at 419 Century Court.

To submit an application, please visit our website by clicking HERE. For more information call 615-791-3270, or email Franklin Fire Captain David Kolak at


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