The Fire Department is accepting applications for its 12th Citizen's Fire Academy. It begins Thursday, September 13. Classes meet eight consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through November 1.

The eight-week program gives citizens an inside view of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. The Academy offers an overview of the different services the department provides to citizens including:

  • fire suppression
  • emergency medical services
  • special rescue operations
  • hazardous materials
  • incident response training
  • fire code enforcement
  • fire cause determination
  • public safety education
The class also covers the department's support work sections including the dispatch center, maintenance services, critical incident stress management program and human resources.

During the Academy, participants will experience several hands-on fire fighting techniques including handling a fire hose, using a fire extinguisher, and riding along with firefighters on actual emergency calls. Classes are limited in size, so sign up early!

The Citizen's Academy is an exciting chance for Oklahoma City residents to experience the Oklahoma City Fire Department. If you would like more information and an application, please call the Oklahoma City Fire Department at 405-297-3314.

City of Oklahoma City | Citizens Fire Academy

Note: I went through the Citizen's Fire Academy three years ago, and then joined the alumni association. Right now, I serve as the vice president of the alumni association. This is a great way to learn more about the OKC Fire Dept., and to see how your tax dollars are spent.