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Citizen's Fire Academy

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Thank you to the 2019 Elk Grove Village Fire Department Citizen's Fire Academy participants!

 CFA Flyer 2019 18 YO

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."




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