Citizens Fire Academy
The Cumberland Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy is a program to help citizens better understand the fire department’s firefighting operations and the multitude of services it provides to our community. The program teaches citizens about the many jobs firefighters provide on a daily basis and promotes citizen interaction with the firefighters. Citizens will gain a unique view of the lives of a professional firefighter.
Citizens will find that firefighting is more than putting out fires, but also include rescue operations, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and education. The course also provides fire safety training for the home and work place. CPR & AED certification will also be offered to those who wish to participate in obtaining their certification.
Every aspect of the academy is voluntary, so if a participant prefers to observe rather than participate in a particular exercise, the experience is still made interesting and enjoyable.
The Academy is to be held every Tuesday night from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM over a nine (9) week period starting on March 29, 2016 at Cumberland Fire Department Headquarters 3502 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864.
The last class will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. CPR and AED training and certification will take place followed by commencement exercise and a luncheon.