Applications being taken for West Fargo Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy

Photo by: West Fargo Fire Department
Photo by: West Fargo Fire Department

(West Fargo, ND) -- The West Fargo Fire Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Fire Academy.

This free, seven-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. The academy will be limited to 15 participants.

“We are excited to offer the third annual Citizens Fire Academy after receiving ongoing positive interest from our community,” said West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller in a statement released to WDAY Radio. “This program allows residents to experience just some of the fire department’s service capabilities while building positive relationships with our crews.”

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.

This session will run 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 3rd to June 14th.

Applications are due by Friday, April 21st, and can be found online by clicking here.