Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter? You may want to participate in our upcoming Civilian Firefighter Academy.
It starts next month - August 13th. We have only 12 spots available - so you will want to register ASAP!
Please complete the application below to submit your interest in the Civilian Firefighter Academy (CFA).
Applications are due by Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Seats are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will be closed when 12 participants have committed to the requirements below. Social distancing procedures will be implemented at the time of the academy and are subject to change at any time.
Applicants will be notified of their final admission by Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
Note: CFA runs from 8/13-10/8, on Thursday evenings from approximately 6:00-9:00pm.
Sessions will be held at: Washington Township Government Center. 311 Production Drive Avon, IN 46123.
Week 1, August 13 – History of Dept./Gear Week 2, August 20 – EMS Week 3, August 27 – Ladder Truck Operations Week 4, September 3 – Auto Extrication Week 5, September 10 – Engine Operations Week 6, September 17 – Fire Investigations and Fire Science Week 7, September 24 – Hazardous Materials Week 8, October 1 - CPR Certification/Public Education Week 9, October 8 - Graduation
By completing the application below, you are agreeing that you can attendALLclasses. While we understand that personal issues may occur, you must attend at least 7 classes in order to graduate. We will operate with a wait list, so we want to ensure that participants are committed to completing the entire academy.
If you are unable to commit, stay tuned for our next session to be offered in the Fall of 2021. Questions? Please contact Karen Utley at firstname.lastname@example.org call 317-272-2155 ext. 406
While finishing the ladder climb for potential candidates, B Shift L141 Crew took advantage of the opportunity to refresh their skills in high angle rope systems.
Please help us recognize members of our department that are celebrating a birthday this month!
What You Need to Know About New Smoke Alarms - IAFC
"For years, the fire service has known that there is a false alarm issue with smoke alarms. To combat this, fire departments have tried a number of tactics from only sending a limited response to advising people to use a specific smoke alarm technology.
Finally, a scientist said, “what if smoke is different now than it used to be?” At a molecular level. The answer was yes, so, the smart people went to work to find out how to make a new standard for smoke alarms.
The new UL 217 smoke alarm standard is now in effect. Essentially a smoke alarm must alarm when there is a fire but it cannot alarm for nuisance smoke. It must alarm for flaming or smoldering polyurethane foam but not for a smoking burger on the stove."
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