Brewster Fire Department Accepting Citizens Fire Academy Applications

The Brewster Fire Department is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Citizens Fire Academy beginning Thursday September 18, 2014. The nine week program will meet each Thursday evening at Brewster Fire Headquarters 1657 Main Street from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Academy participants will receive an inside view of the Brewster Fire Department and during each session 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 obtain CPR and First Aid certification, 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.

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 Department and staff at the Barnstable County Fire Academy.

Participants must be 18 years of age, live or work in the Town of Brewster and pass a CORI background check. To graduate attendees must be present at seven of the nine scheduled sessions. There is no program fee.

Applications are available at Fire Headquarters beginning Monday August 4, Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 participants and the application deadline is Monday August 25.

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