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Citizens Fire Academy

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.


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What:  Lexington Fire Department Citizen's Fire Academy

Who:  The CFA is open to anyone 18 or older and has no prior felony convictions.  Classes are limited to no more then 25 students. This allows everyone to have a chance to do hands on activities.  If more students apply than spots available, preference will be given to citizens living in Fayette County.

When:  Each academy is 10 weeks. Classes meet on Thursday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. for dinner prior to the class. Classroom and hands-on activities run from 6:30 - 9pm.  Graduation night will include a catered meal for the participants 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
    • 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
(859) 231-5618 

Fax: 859-225-2241

Already been to the CFA? Check out the CFAAA!








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Last updated: 11/17/2015 1:03:32 PM