The Auburn Fire Rescue Department will be sponsoring its Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) beginning on April 25, 2018.
Designed for adults to learn more about how the fire rescue department is organized and operates, the CFA hopes to better inform the residents of Auburn as to the purpose and inner workings of the department. Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. says another goal of the CFA is to allow residents the opportunity to discover what diverse services the department offers our community.
“We want to educate the public about what we do”, Coleman said.
The CFA provides an interactive forum for both the Fire Rescue Department and the citizens to share information including live demonstrations. Chief Coleman says, “There are so many exciting things going on in this department with our training, the various specialty services that we provide as well as the different divisions that make up the department. We want to share that with the public. It’s an opportunity for firefighters and the public to make contact in a different setting.”
The Auburn Fire Rescue Department Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) is open to persons 18 or older who either live or work in the Town of Auburn. This 8-week program includes approximately 24 hours of instruction. Classes meet on Wednesday nights. There is an optional Saturday program during the course where interested members can become certified in CPR and first aid. Sessions are approximately 3 hours in length from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and held at the West Auburn fire station, 7 West Street, Auburn MA, 01501. Class size will be limited to 20 students. The academy concludes with a graduation celebration. Class members will receive a certificate of completion from the Auburn Fire Rescue Department.
For additional information, and to download the application form, please visit http://auburnmassfire.org/CitizensFireAcademy.php.
For questions related to the Citizens Fire Academy call or e-mail:
Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr.