Lexington Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy

The Lexington Fire Department and Emergency Services want to maintain a close relationship with the citizens they serve. To further promote this relationship, they have developed the Citizens Fire Academy.

What is the Citizens Fire Academy?

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 program includes live demonstrations, classroom learning and hands-on experiences – all of which are intended to give the participant a true feel for the LFD.

Who can participate?

The CFA is open to anyone 18-years-of-age or older who either lives or works in Fayette County or surrounding counties and has no felony convictions.  

Classes are limited to no more than 25 students. Spots are on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to people who live in Fayette County.

What will participants learn?

Classes in the CFA are taught by professional, career firefighters and the curriculum includes:

  • History of the fire service
  • Organization and procedures 
  • Fire science 
  • Fire station tour 
  • Emergency apparatus and equipment training
  • 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)


Each academy lasts 10 weeks. Classes meet on Thursday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. for dinner prior to the class. Classroom and hands-on activities takes place from 6:30 – 9 p.m. 


Classes are held at the Fire Training Academy, 1375 Old Frankfort Pike. 

Questions & How to Apply

To apply, fill out an application and send to lfd-communityservices@lexingtonky.gov.

For questions or more information, contact LFD Community Services or call (859) 231-5662.