Greenville Fire Station
Thursday: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Every week through Dec 01, 2021.
Greenville Fire-Rescue (GFR) will be hosting the 10th session of its popular Citizen's Fire Academy beginning September 2nd. The purpose of the 12-week class is to educate citizens about fire and emergency services, providing them with an in-depth look at the services Greenville Fire Rescue offers. It also provides instruction on various safety topics.
Much like the Citizen's Police Academy, participants will learn about the various roles and responsibilities of the Greenville Firefighters, receive special training in several areas such as proper fire extinguisher use and selection, CPR/AED/First Aid Certification, fire safety and prevention for the home and workplace , and fire escape planning. A 6-hour long "play day' of various emergency scenarios including using the "jaws of life" on real cars, rope rescue, search and rescue, along with ride-outs on emergency calls, highlight the program. Students will receive a class information binder, t-shirt, ball cap, and a class photo.
The class meets every Thursday from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Greenville Fire Rescue's Station #3 , participants must be 18 years or older and live or work within the city of Greenville. The program is free but participants must commit to attend most of the classes. Deadline for applications is August 27th at 5:00 pm.