Seguin Fire Dept. Seeking Applicants for Citizens Fire Academy
SEGUIN, Texas – Have you ever wondered what being a firefighter is all about? Why is a fire engine sent with an ambulance on a medical call? How much does all that firefighter gear weigh? Residents will have an opportunity to find out answers to these questions and many more during the Seguin Fire Department’s upcoming Citizens Fire Academy (CFA).
The CFA is a 10-week program designed to inform the citizens of Seguin about their fire department. The CFA gives Fire Department personnel the chance to welcome residents into the fire department family and introduce them to the different ways the department serves the community.
The Citizens Fire Academy is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who resides in Seguin. The program is held from 6:30-9:30 pm each Thursday from February 7, 2019 to April 4, 2019, plus one optional Saturday class that includes CPR training. The Citizens Fire Academy is free of charge and all equipment is provided for participants to use during the class. Classes are held at the City’s various Fire Stations and facilities.
Topics and activities featured during the Citizens Fire Academy include:
- History of the Seguin Fire Department
- Fire Investigations
- Engine Operations
- Fire Communications
- Fire Prevention
- Emergency Medical Services
- Hands-on experience using a fire extinguisher and a fire hose
- Using the Jaws of Life to free someone who is trapped in a vehicle
- Using a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Putting on Fire Gear and HAZ-MAT Suits
- And much more!
“Our Citizens Fire Academy program is a great way to establish a link between the Seguin Fire Department and the community,” said Seguin Fire Chief Dale Skinner. “Many of the classes are hands-on, allowing participants to apply what they’re learning,” he continued. “Academy participants will also be given the opportunity to participate in a ride out program to experience things first hand.”
Online applications are available on the Fire Department’s webpage by visiting seguintexas.gov or can be picked up from the Fire Administration Office, located inside the Municipal Court Building at 660 S. Hwy. 46. All applicants will undergo a background check. Space is limited to the first 12 applicants. Once the course is filled, applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the next Citizens Fire Academy scheduled for Fall 2019.
Please note that the Seguin Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy is not a certification academy and neither qualifies nor guarantees anyone a job with the Seguin Fire Department. It is an information-only program.
For more information, please contact the Seguin Fire Administration Office at 830-401-2310.
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