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Fire Department - June 21, 2019

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Fire Academy, to be held Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 5 – Sept. 23.

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 include 9-1-1 calls, eliminating fire hazards in the home, hands-only CPR training, and child passenger seat safety. Activities will include a "search and rescue" simulation, a scavenger hunt, installation of fire safety equipment and more. Dinner is provided before class at 5:30 p.m.

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 seven class meetings. Class size is limited. 

Applications must be received by July 19. Apply online at For more information call 336-773-7965 or send an e-mail to

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