The Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services has long recognized the importance of maintaining a close relationship with the citizens we serve. In an effort to further promote this relationship, the LDFES has developed a program called the Citizen's Fire Academy. The CFA is designed to teach citizens about the many jobs the LDFES does on a daily basis and to promote citizen interaction with the firefighters and paramedics of the LDFES.
The Citizens Fire Academy is a dynamic 10-week program designed to provide participants with an inside view of the organization and operations of the Lexington Fire Department. The curriculum includes live demonstations, classroom learning and hand-on experiences all of which are designed to give the participant a true feel for the LFD. Best of all, the entire program is free and open to anyone 18-years-of-age or older who either lives or works in Fayette County.
What: Lexington Fire Department Citizen's Fire Academy
Who: The CFA is open to anyone 18 or older who lives or works in Fayette County and has no prior felony convictions Classes are limited to no more then 25 students. This allows everyone to have chance to do hands on activities.
When: Each academy is 10 weeks. Classes meet on Thursday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. for snacks and drinks with the class. Classroom and hands-on activities run from 7 - 9pm. Graduation night will include a catered meal for the participant and his or her immediate family preceding the ceremony.
Where: Classes are held at the Fire Training Academy, 1375 Old Frankfort Pike
How: Fill out an application or contact LFD Community Services for more info!
Curriculum: Classes in the CFA are taught by professional, career firefighters and include:
• History of the Fire Service
• Organization and Procedures
• Fire Science
• Fire Station Tour
• Emergency Apparatus and Equipment
• Fire Ground Operations
• Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Self-Contained-Breathing-Apparatus (SCBA)
• Hazardous Materials
• Search and Rescue
• Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
• CPR Certification
• Fire Prevention and Investigation
• Fire and Building Codes
• Vehicle Extrication (Jaws of Life)
For more information, including the dates of the next class, contact:
FF Kyle Branham
1405 Old Frankort Pike Lexington, KY 40504
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