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The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is excited about this opportunity for young women to participate in a Fire Academy. Fully Involved is designed to introduce young women from the age of 16 years old or older to firefighting as a career. The mission of the academy is to provide leadership and career development opportunities in the fire service for women.

Female Firefighters standing in front of ladder truck

To provide leadership and career development opportunities in the fire service for women


To empower, inspire, and support strong women leaders


Courage -  The quality that allows someone to take on a challenge that is difficult, dangerous, uncertain, or once thought to be beyond reach

Leadership -  The ability to make sound decisions, build trust, and inspire others to be successful in reaching their goals

Attitude -  Choosing to use a positive or “can do” thought process to increase achievement and motivate others

Strong - Having the physical and mental strength to promote confidence and a positive attitude

Steadfast - To be firm and unwavering in purpose, loyalty and resolve

Learn what it takes to be a firefighter:           

  • Personal Protective Equipment                                             

  • Hoseline Handling

  • Physical Qualification Test

  • Search and Rescue Techniques

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Leadership and Team Building

  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

At this time, there are no anticipated Academy offerings.

Online Application

For more information, please reach out to the contact below.

Sydney Wright
Public Education Specialist

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