Brewster Citizens Fire Academy Accepting Applications

[notice]The Brewster Fire & Rescue Department is excited to announce its first Citizens Fire Academy starting Thursday September 19, 2013. The eight week program will meet each Thursday evening at Brewster Fire Headquarters 1657 Main Street from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.[/notice]

Academy participants will receive an insider’s view of the Brewster Fire Department. Each night attendees will study a different aspect of our Department ranging from department organization and operations, emergency medical services, fire suppression, motor vehicle extrication, fire prevention/investigation and technical rescue services. In addition the group will visit the Barnstable County Fire Academy for fire extinguisher training and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Communications Center to become more familiar with the 911 and fire dispatch services our community utilizes. Attendees will also obtain CPR and First Aid certification.

The program is designed to ensure each participant acquires an in-depth understanding of the Brewster Fire Department and the professional emergency services we provide to the community. Each night a new topic will be discussed in classroom sessions and participants will also be involved in performing a series of hands-on activities taught by the experienced men and women of Brewster Fire and Rescue Department.

Participants must be 18 years of age, live or work in the Town of Brewster and pass a CORI background check. To graduate participants must attend at least six sessions. There is no program fee.

Interested persons can pick up an application at Fire Headquarters Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or fill out the application below. Space is limited to 20 participants and the application deadline is Friday August 23.

Citizens may contact Captain Kevin Varley, Captain Pete Rubel, or Chief Moran at 508-896-7018 if you have further questions regarding this exciting opportunity.

 

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