The Citizen’s Fire Academy is designed to provide people an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with the Ozark Fire Protection District. The Academy will educate citizens and the business community about the services provided by the OFPD, increased fire and life-safety awareness, and establish a strong partnership with members of the community.
Participants will be exposed to all aspects of the department’s operations and either take part in or view demonstrations on fire scene operations, vehicle extrication, search & rescue, and many other topics. Each participant will also receive CPR certification upon successful completion of the class.
The 2019 Citizen’s Fire Academy will start on August 13, 2019 and meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at OFPD Station #1 with one Saturday class. A graduation ceremony will be scheduled in December 2019.
Click here to apply! Application deadline is July 7, 2019.
Q: How much does the Academy cost?
A: There is no charge to participants.
Q: What will be the class size?
A: The Academy will be limited to 15 participants.
Q: Will I learn how to become a firefighter?
A: No. This program is designed to explain all aspects of the Ozark Fire Protection District. It does NOT actually train you to be a firefighter.
Q: Who will teach the classes?
A: Various OFPD personnel will be responsible for teaching each class with interaction from all members of the OFPD.
Q: Will there be any physically demanding activities required during the Academy?
A: No. During the course students will have the opportunity to participate in various practical skills but all are strictly optional.