Citizens Fire Academy

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The City of Greer Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy
is a free eight week course designed to introduce our citizens to the functions and daily operations of the City of Greer Fire Department.  The academy provides both classroom and hands-on training, offering a fun and safe behind-the-scenes look at what is means to be a fire fighter.  Participates will get the opportunity to tour The City’s fire stations and dispatch center, meet its firefighters and 911 personnel.  During the course, participants will have a chance to wear personal protective equipment, extinguish a fire and participate on a ride-along, as well as learn CPR and home fire safety tips from professional fire fighters.

Class sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The City of Greer Fire Department Station 2, our training facility, located at 1985 Hood Rd.  Space is limited so please apply today!  Classes start Sept 27, 2018.

Please see schedule below for dates and locations:

Session 1 • September 27, 2018 • Station 2

  • Welcome
  • History of Fire Fighting and The City of Greer Fire Department
  • Organizational Structure
  • Qualifications to become a Fire Fighter and Continuing Education/Training
  • Station Tour - both stations

 Session 2 • October 4, 2018 • Station 2

  • Daily Activities & Community Activities
  • First Response Procedures – Medical Calls
  • Community Fire Prevention
  • Fire Marshal’s Office Duties and Responsibilities

 Session 3 • Saturday 9am-12pm October 6, 2018 • Station 2

  • American Heart Association Friends & Family CPR/AED Course

 Session 4 • October 11, 2018 • Station 2

  • Home Fire Safety Tips
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls, etc
  • What to expect during an emergency – access into house, etc.
  • Safe driving – seat belts and car seats

 Session 5 • October 18, 2018 • Station 2

  • Automatic and Mutual Aid
  • Dispatch
  • 911 Communications - visit the Comm Ctr in the PD

 Session 6 • October 25, 2018 • Station 2

  • Fire Behavior
  • Hose, Nozzles and Appliances
  • Fire Extinguishers
Session 7 • Nov 1, 2018 • Station 2
  • Equipment and Trucks
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus – Fit Test

 Session 8 A • Saturday 8am – 5:30pm November 10, 2018 • Station 2
Rain or Shine

  • Rescue Procedures – Stabilization of cars
  • Vehicle Extrication – Jaws of Life
  • Aerial Operations – Ladder Truck
  • Rappelling
  • Forcible Door Entry
  • Fire Suppression
  • Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Demo

 Session 8 B – • Sunday 1:30pm - until November 11, 2018 • Station 2

  • Only if needed to complete Saturday’s activities

 Session 9 • November 15, 2018 • Station 1

  • Graduation - BBQ dinner and Cake!!
Friends and Family invited

 

All applications need to be filled out and returned to The City of Greer Fire Department, Attention: Julie Hunter, 103 W Poinsett St, Greer, SC or emailed to jhunter@cityofgreer.org no later than Friday, August 31, 2018.


Fire Academy Application and Release

All applications must be completed and sent to:

City of Greer Fire Department
ATTN: Julie Hunter,
103 W Poinsett St.
Greer, SC 29650

or emailed to jhunter@cityofgreer.org