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Citizens Fire Academy is a free program that focuses on the day-to-day operations of the College Station Fire Department. The academy is offered each spring and meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30–9:30 p.m., plus a Saturday session that features a live fire exercise. 

    Minimum Requirements
    Participants must be at least 18 years old AND live or work in the Brazos Valley.
    • Administration of the Fire Department
    • Tour of Facilities
    • Fire Behavior / Ladders
    • Tour of the 911 Dispatch System
    • Hiring Process for Firefighters
    • Fire Engines / Ambulance Familiarization
    • Hazardous Materials Program
    • Vehicle Extrication
    • Fire Hoses and Ventilation
    • Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement
    • Fire Safety Education
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Incident Command System
    • Ride Outs with Fire Engines and Ambulances
    • CPR Training / First Aid / Stop the Bleed
    • Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association
    • Community Action Response Team (CART)


    Schedule (subject to change)
    Week 1 - Opening Night

    Week 2 - Suppression/Overhaul, Hazmat, & Extinguishers

    Week 3 - EMS

    Week 4 - SCBA, Fit Tests, & Radio Communications

    Week 5 - Wildland Urban Interface & Extrication Prep

    Week 6 - Spring Break, No Class

    Week 7 - Arson, CSFD Administration, Fire Behavior, & Gear Distribution

    Week 8 - Vehicle Extrication Fleet

    Week 9 -  Ladder Climb 

    Week 10 - Hose Night 

    Week 11 - Maze and Smoke House 

    Week 12 - Live Burn at TEEX

    Week 13 - Hands-Only CPR/Stop the Bleed 

    Week 14 - Graduation 

    Week 15 - CPR/First Aid (Optional) 

    Week 16 - CART/Rehab Training (Optional) 

Citizens Fire Academy is not an official firefighting training program. For those interested in becoming a firefighter and would like more information about the process, please email [email protected] or call 979.764.3705.

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