Citizens fire academy participants taking a break after participating in live fire

The dates for the 2023 Citizens' Fire Academy will be announced in the early spring of 2023.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department offers citizens a unique way of experiencing the firefighting career with the Citizens' Fire Academy. The Academy includes 15 hours of instruction and practical experience. The goal of the Academy is to create a better understanding of firefighting activities. Citizens will find that firefighting is more than putting out fires, but also includes rescue operations, emergency medical services, fire prevention and education.

Activities in which citizens may participate include: Physical Qualifications Test, Vehicle Extrication, Emergency Medical Services, Hose Handling, Urban Search & Rescue and Live Fire Burn. The cost for the Academy is $50. 


Citizens' Fire Academy Application


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