Starting on April 23, the West Carrollton Fire Department will host a new five-week Citizens Fire Academy that will cover a variety of topics ranging from fire extinguisher training, to auto extrication, to medic transportation.
The new, free, class will be limited to 12 residents who live or work within the city limits. All participants will receive CPR certification, as well as a shirt, and be recognized at a city council meeting in June.
Interested participants, age 18 and up, should apply at www.westcarrollton.org/citizen-fire-academy-application/ by Friday, April 13. Applications can also be obtained by calling the Fire Department at (937) 847-4645.
The classes will be held on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. from April 23-May 21.
Other topics will include an overview of the department’s financial budget and organizational structure, hose and ladder deployment, medic equipment and fire tools, and fire prevention programs.
“We hope to keep the participants engaged and active by providing lots of hands-on opportunities to learn about the department,” Barnett said. All the participants will also have the chance to complete a ride-a-long with the crews.
For more information, call the West Carrollton Fire Department at (937) 847-4645.