Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is an opportunity for South Metro Fire Rescue Authority residents to get a first-hand look at what emergency services is all about. Participants will get an overview of the services the Authority offers, a bird's-eyes view of where their tax dollars are spent, and experience hands on firefighting and CPR as well as learn safety tools that could save their lives and the lives of those they love.

What You Will Learn

Participants learn how patients are extricated from an automobile after an accident, how fire sprinkler systems work, why firefighters cut holes in the roof of a burning building, and so much more. This class is tailored for citizens, not those interested in becoming a firefighter. If you want to learn about firefighting you can check out our Explorer program here.

The Authority’s Training Bureau facilitates the academy, which runs eight weeks on Wednesday evenings April 13 to June 1, 2016 from 6 to 10 p.m.  There is a $25 fee for materials, once your application is accepted. Only residents who live or work in the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority can attend the academy. The deadline to apply for the 2016 Academy was March 26, 2016, but watch our website next January for application information pertaining to the 2017 Academy.

 The Citizen Academy, we hope, is a useful and valuable tool for those who participate and for the community at large. We look forward to developing life-long partnerships with our citizens in fire and life safety in our community. 

  If you have questions, please call Becky Bishop at 720-989-2209.