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The West Fargo Fire Department is now accepting applications for the first Citizens Fire Academy. This session will run 6-8 p.m. on Mondays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 8. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 24, and can be found online at https://lf.westfargond.gov/Forms/fireacademy.
This free, six-week program is designed to give citizens the opportunity to experience the daily work of the West Fargo Fire Department. Participants have the opportunity to participate in activities like classroom training, ride-a-longs and real-life scenario drills. Participants will gain a better understanding of the West Fargo Department’s operations, capabilities and responsibilities.
“We are excited to host the first Citizens Fire Academy,” said West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller. “This program will display the fire department’s breadth of skills and service capabilities while connecting with the community on a more personal level.”
Applicants must be a resident of West Fargo or currently employed in West Fargo and at least 18 years old. Selected applications will be notified by the West Fargo Fire Department. Only chosen and notified applicants are able to participate in the program. Citizens Fire Academy participants are not trained or qualified to act as a firefighter or first responder.