Join Bryan’s Citizen Fire Academy
Last week, I wrote about College Station’s Citizen Police Academy. With the dry weather and increased chances of wildfires, it makes sense that the City of Bryan would hold it’s own Citizen Fire Academy. If you’re interested in learning about fire safety, first aid, what Bryan firefighters do and much more, join Bryan‘s Citizen Fire Academy.
Beginning Thursday, September 8, 2011 and continuing through until November 3, 2011, the Bryan Fire Department will hold a weekly 3-hour class from 6pm to 9pm at various facilities around the city. The academy was designed to teach the citizens of Bryan about the daily operations involved in the fire department, what kinds of services the fire department provides and to get the community involved in keeping their neighbors safe. The schedule of 2011 classes is as follows:
09/08/11 - Intro and Overview (Station #1, 300 William Joel Bryan Parkway)
09/15/11 - EMS Operations (Station #1)
09/22/11 – Fire Operations (Station #5, 2052 W Villa Maria Rd)
09/29/11 – Fire Science, Prevention and Extinguisher Use (Station #5)
10/06/11 – Dispatching Operations, Emergency Management (Station #5)
10/13/11 – Truck/Extrication Day, Special Operations (Station #1)
10/20/11 – First Aid Class (Station #1)
10/27/11 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Self Controlled Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Overview (Station #1)
10/19/11 – Fire Field Day at Brayton Fire Field (This will be the only Saturday class held during the session)
11/03/11 - Graduation Day (Station #1)
The class is absolutely free to the Bryan public but space is limited to just 20 students. In order to participate, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in the City of Bryan and commit to attending every single class. Bryan Citizen Fire Academy students will also be given the opportunity to participate in a ride-along on a real fire engine. All successful academy graduates are invited to help out the City of Bryan Fire Department when they are through, as they are considered an extremely valuable asset to the community.
Since space is so limited, you will need to fill out and send in your application right away. The deadline for accepting applications will be August 26, 2011 or until the class if filled, whichever comes first. Remember, the academy is absolutely free but the education you will receive is priceless. If you’re interested in joining Bryan’s Citizen Fire Academy, please don’t delay. You don’t want to miss out on a fantastic opportunity to make you, your family and your community even safer than it already is.