Auburn Fire Department Announces Citizens Fire Academy

by | Sep 18, 2013

The Auburn Fire Rescue Department will be hosting its annual Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) beginning on Wednesday October 23, 2013. This is the third year that the program has run.

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 Auburn Fire Rescue Department. Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. says another goal of the CFA is to allow residents the opportunity to discover what diverse services the fire rescue 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 program is open to persons 18 or older who live or work in the Town of Auburn.

To learn more about the CFA or to download an application, visit the department’s website at and click on the Citizens Fire Academy link at the top of the page. Please get your application in quickly as space is limited.