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Citizens Fire Academy

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 nine-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 firefighting 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:

• Station Tour 
• Mobile Fire-Rescue History 
• Organization/Rank Structure 
• Communications/911 Center 
• SCBA/Protective Clothing 
• CPR and AED Training

• Fire and Injury Prevention Education 
• Special Operations 
• Vehicle Extrication 
• Rappelling 
• Fire Boat Operations 
• Fire Operations 


For more information about the Citizens Fire Academy please contact Mobile Fire-Rescue Department 251-208-7351 or email:

 Completed Applications shall be returned to:

Mobile Citizens Fire Academy Mobile Fire-Rescue Department 
701 Saint Francis Street 
Mobile, Alabama 36602 
Or fax to 208-5813


Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
Citizens Fire Academy

"Connecting With the Community"



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


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




Minimum age is 18.

To Apply:

Return Completed Applications to:

Mobile Citizens Fire Academy
Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
701 St. Francis Street Mobile, Alabama 36602

Or fax to 251-208-5813