Community members are invited to participate in the Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Department's first-ever Citizen Fire Academy beginning September 11, 2014.
The 10-week program is designed to give Evanston community members the opportunity to experience emergency services first-hand from a firefighter's point of view. The program consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through November 13. The Citizen Fire Academy course will conclude with a formal graduation for students who complete all of the program's requirements.
Participants must be at least 21 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served, and space is limited to approximately 20 students.
For more information and to register, visit cityofevanston.org/cfa or contact Evanston FAO/Paramedic Tim Gobat at 847-866-5940, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A printable application is also available, and can be completed and dropped off at the Evanston Fire Department, 909 Lake St.
- Introduction to the Evanston Fire Department and the Fire Service
- Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
- Fire Prevention, Alarm Panels and Sprinkler Systems
- Engine Company Operations
- Truck Company Operations
- Vehicle Extrication
- Special Teams (Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue and Technical Rescue)
- Live Burns
For more information, please contact Evanston FAO/Paramedic Tim Gobat at 847-866-5940, or call 311(847-448-4311 outside of Evanston).