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FFD to hold seventh annual Citizens Fire Academy

The Franklin Fire Department is now accepting applications for the seventh annual Citizens’ Fire Academy, which will take place March 28 – May 21, 2013 at the department’s training center on Century Court.

Because the academy fills up quickly, those interested are encouraged to apply no later than Feb. 7.

This free, educational program provides participants with hands-on experience in fire department operations. In addition to the course finale where students fight a real fire at the department’s training center burn tower, they ride along on real fire calls and inspections, learn CPR, perform vehicle extrication and search and rescue operations, operate hose lines and other firefighting equipment and ride in a platform at the top of a ladder truck.

Participants must live or work in the City of Franklin, be at least 21 years of age, and commit to attending seven of the eight classes. The group meets on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To apply, visit www.franklintn.gov/fire.

For information, call 615-791-3270 or email Engineer Richard Hasley, coordinator and 13-year FFD veteran, at richardh@franklintn.gov.

Posted on: 1/9/2013

 
 

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