Thank you to the 2019 Elk Grove Village Fire Department Citizen's Fire Academy participants!
Participants toured our new Fire Station #8 and training tower, learned basic first aid skills, and used specialized tools and equipment to better understand the types of conditions encountered by firefighters. All students were fitted with a set of protective clothing to use during the course of the academy. The program ended with an evening of hands-on simulations.
Here is what participants had to say about our previous Citizen's Fire Academy:
"Nicely transitions from classroom to active use of what was learned that night"
"I have a much greater appreciation of the complexity of the firefighters' job and its difficulty"
"I liked the blend of classroom and activity; plus the last class was an excellent review"
Most common response to "What was your favorite part of the program?":
"All of the hands-on learning"
Said one student on the last day of class:
"I have learned that I never want to be on the other side of the
jaws of life, a fire hose, or a rescue."