North Metro Fire Rescue District is hosting its next Citizens Academy starting May 1 and ending June 12. Those interested in participating in the academy should submit their applications by April 1.
Academy participants will learn the ins and outs of the fire district, covering topics such as:
- How emergency calls are dispatched
- What types of emergency calls North Metro Fire responds to
- How firefighters train to handle a diverse range of hazards
- What role fire prevention plays in the community
- How the fire district partners with community members to provide a safer environment for all
The eight-week format will include both classroom and hands-on educational activities in each session that are designed to be fun and engaging for participants.
The Citizens Academy is free for participants and open to fire district residents at least 18 years of age who submit an application and fulfill the minimum program requirements. The academy will be limited to 15 individuals and will be held primarily on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at North Metro Fire Headquarters in Broomfield. One Saturday, academy participants will spend at the District’s Training Center in Northglenn learning how firefighters train for the job. Following the academy’s completion, participants will be recognized at a graduation ceremony during the District’s board meeting on June 18.
Anyone interested in attending the academy should apply by April 1. An application can be downloaded online. The Citizens Academy program is not designed for people seeking a career in the fire service but, rather, is intended for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the operations of North Metro Fire Rescue District.