On Thursday November 20 the Brewster Fire Department hosted a graduation ceremony for the participants of our second annual Citizens Fire Academy. This highly successful eight week program consisted of classroom and hands-on instruction covering a wide variety of fire and emergency medical service topics including a department overview, engine/truck company operations, EMS operations, fire prevention, vehicle extrication, technical/dive rescue operations, CPR/first aid certification, and field trips to the Barnstable County Sherriff’s Office Communications Center and the Barnstable County Fire Academy. Fire Chief Robert Moran stated “hosting this type of program provides us an exceptional platform from which we can educate our residents on the all hazard type response services we offer while at the same time building solid community relationships”. The Brewster Fire Department would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the highly energetic and devoted participants who dedicated their time to learn more about our organization. We thoroughly enjoyed building community partnerships with the program attendees and look forward to hosting our third annual Citizens Fire Academy in the fall of 2015.