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Fire Department -July 7, 2016

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Fire Academy, to be held Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 1 – Sept. 26.

Participants will learn about fire department operations and receive hands-on experience in fire and life safety, including an opportunity to ride along on emergency calls. Topics will include proper use of fire extinguishers, eliminating fire hazards in the home, hands-only CPR training, stovetop fire suppression technology and more.

The Citizen Fire Academy is free and is open to residents 18 and older. Participants will be selected through an application process and must commit to attending all eight class meetings. Class size is limited.

Applications must be received by July 25. Apply online at For more information call 336-773-7965 or send an e-mail to

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