The Citizens Fire Academy is an 8-week program designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of fire, rescue, and emergency medical operations in the Edmond Fire Department. The program will enhance participant's knowledge of the Edmond Fire Department's capabilities, as well as build relationships between the Edmond Fire Department and the citizens we strive to protect. There is no cost for this program.
NOTE: This program does not have any connection to the hiring process for the Edmond Fire Department.
Participants in the academy will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities. Participants will be equipped with appropriate protective equipment during these activities. All activities are voluntary, but we encourage participation.
Sample topics covered include:
Fire behavior, water supplies, and fire hose
First aid and CPR
Forcible entry, extrication, and ventilation
Personal protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus
Search and rescue, thermal image cameras, and fire extinguishers
Candidates are encouraged to attend all classes
Minimum age of 18
Must be an Edmond resident or work in Edmond City limits
No criminal record
Please be advised a free courtesy background check will be conducted on all applicants.
The Spring 2020 Citizens Fire Academy will begin on April 2. This 8 week course will take place on Thursday evenings.