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 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. CFA classes are scheduled Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. during each nine-week program.
Participants will have a chance to try on firefighter turnout gear, see a thermal imager in use, as well as learn how to use a fire extinguisher at home to douse small flames.
You will 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 we'll explain how it’s used.
There will also be a chance to learn about the department's offered to those who live or work in Frisco and the type of fire safety messages taught to children during education events at Frisco Fire Safety Town.
Other academy 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 vehicle extrication exercise. All activities will be overseen by Frisco Firefighters.
Contact our Community Education Hotline at 972.292.6351 with any questions
or fax enrollment information to 972.292.6319.
Citizen's Fire Academy registration forms are available at all Frisco fire stations.