Merrill Fire Department offers Citizen Fire Academy
Does the thought of climbing an 85-foot ladder excite you? Would you like to use the “Jaws of Life” to cut through a car? Have you ever dreamed about leading a fire company into a burning building? If so, then the Merrill Fire Department would like to invite you to its inaugural Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy is an opportunity to get an inside view of the Merrill Fire Department by learning about the services offered by the fire department.
Being a firefighter is not just about dousing flames. The Merrill Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy is a learning program for people who want to know more about their Fire Department. It is the desire to increase awareness about the Merrill Fire Department with local residents, while increasing your fire and safety awareness. This program will let those residents become well-informed citizens who can become more involved with the long-term safety of our community. The day to day operations of the fire department will be demonstrated.
Academy Topics Include:
• Orientation-Fire Service
• Fire Apparatus Operations
• Auto Extrication
• Special Operations
• Fire Safety
• Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
• Fire Hose and Ladder Operations
• Search and Rescue
The first class begins on Sept. 10 and meets every Thursday for 10 weeks from 6-8 p.m. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Applications are available at the Merrill Fire Department Website http://www.ci.merrill.wi.us/fire. Return applications to email@example.com via email, fax 715-536-8334 or drop it of at the Merrill Fire Station 110 Pier Street. The Academy is limited to 12 participants.