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This is your chance to be a part of the first Elk Grove Village Fire Department Citizen's Fire Academy to be held at our new Fire Station #8 at 700 Fargo Avenue!

 CFA Flyer 2019 18 YO

Participants will tour our new Fire Station #8 and training tower, learn basic first aid skills, and use specialized tools and equipment to better understand the types of conditions encountered by firefighters. All students will be fitted with a set of protective clothing to use during the course of the academy. The program ends with an evening of hands-on simulations.

To sign up for the 2019 Citizens Fire Academy, please complete an application. For more information, email FireDepartment@elkgrove.org or contact the Public Education Division at (847) 734-8027.

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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