The Citizen's Fire Academy is a six-week course that meets once per week and is designed to introduce residents to the daily operations of Arvada Fire. Weekly topics at the academy include hazardous materials, water and ice rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention, wildland fire, and more.
After a hiatus during the pandemic, the citizen's academy is returning in 2023! Classes are held on every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 22. The academy ends with a fun, hands-on day of activities at our Training Center on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Adults 18 and older are invited to register online for the academy. There is a $10 fee to register. Space is limited.
The academy is an exciting, interactive program that offers an authentic look into the operations of the fire service. After attending, participants are equipped with the knowledge they need to improve fire preparedness and resiliency on their own properties and in their communities.
For pictures of previous academies, please visit our Flickr account.
2023 CFA Schedule
|Week 1||Wednesday, March 22||Station 9||9276 Wilkerson Ct.||Chief Intro and Station Tour|
|Week 2||Wednesday, March 29||Station 5||8100 Vance Dr.||Technical Rescue|
|Week 3||Wednesday, April 5||Station 2||5250 Oak St.||Water and Ice Rescue|
|Week 4||Wednesday, April 12||Station 4||6385 W 68th Ave.||Hazmat|
|Week 5||Wednesday, April 19||Station 8||6285 Quaker St.||Wildland|
|Week 6||Wednesday, April 26||Station 6||6503 Simms St.||EMS & Station Tour|
|Hands-On Day||Saturday, April 29||Training Center||6651 Indiana St. ||Operations|