West Fargo Fire Department accepting applications for spring Citizens Fire Academy

Photo by: City of West Fargo
Photo by: City of West Fargo

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

The 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. The academy will be limited to 15 participants.

“We are looking forward to offering the Citizens Fire Academy for the second time after receiving positive feedback from our first graduating class” said West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller. “This program gives residents the opportunity to experience some of the fire department’s service capabilities and build positive relationships with the 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 4th to June 8th. Applications are due Friday, April 22nd, and can be found by clicking here.