2011 CFA Dates:
Community Education Specialist
3535 S. Kipling Street
Ph: (720) 963-6330
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
July 20 – October 5
West Metro Fire Rescue’s Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) is a program designed to help citizens understand the operations of West Metro Fire Rescue and the fire service.
This course is designed for citizens who are interested in gaining an insider’s view of the services West Metro provides. It is not intended to serve as an introduction for people thinking about becoming a firefighter.
The CFA provides fire safety training for the home and workplace. Participants ride out on emergency calls with West Metro Firefighters and experience the world of emergency services through hands-on activities and drill ground days. The CFA curriculum is divided into three areas: classroom participation, hands on practical experiences, and drill-ground activities. Citizens are not required to participate in any activity in which they are not physically able or for which they do not feel comfortable. Safety is West Metro’s first priority for each CFA participant. Through these experiences, West Metro hopes to encourage community leaders to gain a stronger understanding of the fire service and West Metro Fire Rescue.
Citizens of West Metro’s District who are age 18 or older.
The CFA meets Wednesday evenings, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center
Why: The CFA is designed to help West Metro Fire Rescue further its mission of educating our citizens about West Metro’s dedication to maintaining public safety in our community. The program is designed for community leaders and other citizens who have a genuine desire to reduce the number of lives lost and the amount of property damage in our city. This program covers departmental policies, procedures, staffing and the "why’s" of Fire Department operations. This dynamic program provides knowledge in fire prevention, rescue, communication, hazardous material identification, extinguisher training, basic first aid, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Citizens will be allowed to participate in practical drills, both fire fighting and emergency medical exercises. Participants will complete this course being more conscious of their environment and safety oriented. Certificates will be awarded during graduation exercises to be held at the completion of this course.
To Apply: All applicants must submit a physical fitness release form and will be subjected to a background check. Fill out the online CFA application.
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