Citizen's Fire Academy Classes
Citizen's Fire Academy (CFA)
Spring 2019 session will run March 21 through May 9.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Please note, applications received after February 4th will be placed on a wait list; Deadline for spring session applications is Monday, February 25th.
Our new online application is handled through a website called My Volunteer Page. If you are new to this site you will create a username and password to get started. If you already have an account set up due to previous volunteer service, you simply login and complete/update all required fields; Existing volunteers should email Education@friscofire.com to notify us of your application.
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.
Space is limited to 30 participants and spots fill up quickly.
Contact our Community Education Information line at 972-292-6351 during normal working hours with any questions.
CFA classes are scheduled Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for this 8-week program. 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. 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 will explain how it’s used.
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.
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 Saturday morning vehicle extrication exercise (date TBD.) Finally, each participant will have the opportunity to ride out with crews on real emergency calls. All activities will be overseen by Frisco firefighters.