The 1st Citizen’s Fire Academy to be held in Richland Hills will begin this fall on Thursday evenings starting September 26th. The Academy will run nine consecutive weeks with the final class being held on November 21st.
Citizen Fire Academies are held throughout the region providing citizens with the opportunity to learn more about their fire department.
The Academy will be a combination of classroom and hands on participation with fire extinguishers, hose lines, rescue tools and the special equipment used in responding to emergency medical calls, fire calls and emergency incidents. Participants will learn about the history of the Richland Hills Fire Department, the protective equipment firefighters wear, the requirements to become certified paramedics and certified firefighters, the specialized apparatus used in the fire service and all other duties performed by the fire department.
Participants must be 18 years of age and live or work in the City of Richland Hills to attend the Academy. The Academy will not earn anyone a firefighter certification or EMS certification but will provide the experience in the scope and detail of the fire and emergency medical services provided by the City of Richland Hills. We’ll take a maximum of 15 in the class to allow for each participant to have the “hands on” experience, if they choose too.
There’s no cost to attending the Academy.
If you are interested please call the fire department and leave your name and number to receive further information or to register. If you know someone who may be interested please forward the email to them or have them contact the Richland Hills Fire Department for more information at 817-616-3750.
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