Mobile Citizens Fire Academy Application
Mobile Citizens Fire Academy Brochure

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Citizens Fire Academy is designed to increase understanding of fire and emergency medical operations and to promote citizen interaction with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department firefighters and firemedics. The program is designed to enhance awareness of the department's capabilities and limitations; develop realistic expectations of response times from the point of dispatch; and to develop a cooperative relationship between firefighters and the citizens of Mobile.

The ten-week course consisting of one night a week, 3 hours each evening, will provide participants with an overview of the major divisions within the department as well as a general overview of fire fighting and emergency medical services. It will provide a forum for firefighter-citizen exchange and dialogue. Students will participate in the classroom setting as well as the training grounds, visit fire stations, the 911 Center and take a tour of the Fireboat "Phoenix".

Experienced fire and emergency medical personnel all within the ranks of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, will teach the Citizens Fire Academy curriculum. Participants will also experience first hand what firefighters and firemedics do during a tour of duty.

Mobile Citizens Fire Academy is a hands-on learning program and a great opportunity for persons that reside or work in the City of Mobile who want to know more about their fire-rescue department.

Topics to be covered include:

- Mobile Fire-Rescue Department History
- Organization/Rank Structure
- How to Become a Firefighter
- Fire Communications/911 Center
- Protective Clothing
- Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
- Portable Fire Extinguishers
- Emergency Medical Operations (EMS) & CPR
- Mass Casualty Drill
- Fire Prevention
- Fire Safety Education
- Public Information/Media Relations
- Urban, Search & Rescue (USAR)
- K-9 Search Teams
- Hazardous Materials Response
- Fireboat Operations
- Rappelling
- Motor Vehicle Accidents and Extrication
- Multi-Company Drill

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
Citizens Fire Academy
"Connecting With the Community"

For more information about the
Citizens Fire Academy
please contact
Mobile Fire-Rescue Training Academy
251-208-2857 or
email: huffman@cityofmobile.org


When:
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department will host two Citizens Fire Academy each year. The Academy meets one night a week for 10 weeks from 6:00-9:00.

Where:
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Training Academy, located at 860 Owens Street

Tuition:
Free

Requirements:
Minimum age is 21.

To Apply:
Return Completed Applications to:

Mobile Citizens Fire Academy
Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
860 Owens Street
Mobile, Alabama 36604
Or fax to 208-2861