Citizen's Fire Academy
THE NEXT CFA SESSION BEGINS MARCH 6, 2019
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The Citizen’s Fire Academy (CFA) is part of the Oak Brook Fire Department’s Fire Prevention and Public Education division, designed to give participants insights into how firefighters/paramedics perform their duties, as well as how the Oak Brook Fire Department serves the community.
The program consists of classroom instruction and discussions, with a primary focus on hands-on exercises that include a variety of physical activities including but not limited to standing, climbing, lifting, bending and crawling. All are welcome; no one is excluded based on physical limitations. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
There is NO COST to anyone who participates in the academy.
The nine (9) week program consists of weekly 3-hour sessions, including a graduation ceremony. Instructors are certified firefighter/paramedics, officers, supervisors, and other department personnel with expertise in various areas. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to fire suppression, emergency medical services, CPR, first aid, fire prevention, fire investigation, specialty teams and much more.
Classes are scheduled to begin March 6, 2019 and meet every Wednesday at the Oak Brook Fire Department’s Training Room from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Anyone interested must complete the attached application and meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must live, work, or be associated with the Village of Oak Brook
- Have no felony arrests or misdemeanor convictions
A background and criminal history check will be conducted on all applicants. The Oak Brook Fire Department reserves the right to exclude any applicant from consideration or participation.