MFRD Accpeting Applications for Citizens Academy
July, 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2014-25)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-2857/Fax: (251) 208-2861
E-Mail: huffman@cityofmobile.org

MOBILE FIRE-RESCUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO CITIZENS’ ACADEMY

Applications for Mobile Fire-Rescue’s next Citizens Academy class, which is scheduled to begin on August 25, are now being accepted. The program 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 and provide hands-on experiences.

The class is free and open to anyone 21 years and older.

Participants will meet Monday evenings for ten weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fire Training Academy; 860 Owens St. across from the City of Mobile Animal Shelter or other designated area.

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

This is not a job offer; this is for ordinary citizens who want to learn more about the fire-rescue service.

Activities will include a ride-along with firefighters/firemedics, instruction and certification in C.P.R., a visit to the 911 Communications Center, a tour of the harbor on board the fireboat Phoenix, rappelling from the 4-story drill tower, hands on vehicle extrication and firefighting demonstration.

For interested persons, please visit cityofmobile.org/fire and click on the Citizens Academy link to find and complete an application. Once completed it can be mailed, emailed or faxed (251-208-2861). Applicants may also come by the Training Academy at 860 Owens Street, 36604 (across from the City of Mobile Animal Shelter) to obtain an application. Early application is encouraged since class size is limited.

For more information call the Media Relations Office at 251-208-2857.

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