Citizen's Fire Academy Classes
Citizen’s Fire Academy (CFA)
March 23-May 18, 2023.
The application period for the 2023 Spring session for CFA #43 will be open until February 28th or until all spots are filled.
Participants can get an insider’s view of the Frisco Fire Department by enrolling in the Frisco Citizen’s Fire Academy (CFA). This free educational program provides Frisco citizens and those who work in Frisco (18 years of age and older) with fire safety training for the home and workplace, plus hands-on experience in emergency operations. You’ll even get to ride out on emergency calls with firefighters. Join us and learn more about the services your Frisco Fire Department offers, while increasing your fire and life-safety awareness.
Contact our Community Education Information line at 972-292-6351 during normal working hours with any questions.
Schedule of Activities
CFA classes are scheduled Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. for this 9-week program. There will also be one Saturday morning exercise from
8-10:30 a.m. Time will be spent allowing participants the opportunity to learn about and experience hands-on simulation of many of the routine tasks associated with emergency medical response as well as fire suppression and rescue operations.
Community Education Classes
There will also be a chance to learn about the department's Community Education Classes offered to those who live or work in Frisco and the type of fire safety messages taught to children during educational events at Frisco Fire Safety Town.
Academy participants will have a chance to try on firefighter turnout gear, see a thermal imaging camera in use, as well as learn how to use a fire extinguisher at home to douse small flames. Other highlights include learning about the type of rescue tools, such as hydraulic cutters, spreaders and rams, air bags and air chisels, that firefighters use in rescue situations. To simulate the use of these tools, class participants will have the opportunity to cut apart a vehicle in a Saturday morning vehicle extrication exercise (date TBD.) Class members will also learn about Frisco's emergency medical services and ambulance operations. Department paramedics and EMT personnel will show you the equipment carried on our ambulances and engines, and will explain how it’s used. Finally, each participant will have the opportunity to ride out with crews on real emergency calls. All activities will be overseen by Frisco firefighters.