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APPLY NOW for the Franklin Fire Department’s 2020 Citizens’ Fire Academy

14th Annual Program Begins April 2nd

Post Date:01/14/2020 2:30 PM

Citizens' Fire AcademyFranklin, TN – Experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter during the Franklin Fire Department’s 14th Annual Citizens’ Fire Academy!  The 2020 program begins April 2, 2020 and concludes May 21, 2020.

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

The course is free, although limited space is available.  An application process is in place, and those interested are encouraged to apply early.  The application deadline is February 28, 2020. 

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, tour a Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter, 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 davidk@franklintn.gov.

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