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 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
• 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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