The West Fargo Fire Department is now accepting applications for the Citizens Fire Academy. This session will run 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 3 to June 14. Applications are due Friday, April 21, and can be found online at https://lf.westfargond.gov/Forms/fireacademy.
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. “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.