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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!

Information on the 2020 academy coming soon!

 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 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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