If you were in the area of Barfield Park on Tuesday night, you may have seen a fire engine pump truck, a ladder truck and several other emergency vehicles. The Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is in the midst of their 11th Citizens Fire Academy (CFA). The six week course started in September and will wrap up and the end of the month.
On Tuesday night students got to learn what occurs at the scene of a fire and how the extending ladder on a ladder truck can reach the top of a building or spray a mist of water over a burning structure. You can see a few pictures from the Tuesday night event below (and above).
The Citizens Fire Academy offers a small group of area residents the opportunity to view and participate in the activities and services provided by the MFRD. Academy participants will receive an insider’s view of MFRD operations. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as: trying on turnout gear, climbing a 65’ aerial, practicing extrication, and much more (all activities are optional). The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony, where class members will receive a certificate of completion.
Important Note from the Fire Department:
“It is important to mention that the Citizens Fire Academy is in no way job related. Completing the academy has no bearing on employment with the City or MFRD. “
We are also told that class size is limited and the deadline for application submission is September 2. Applications can be obtained at Fire Administration located at 220 NW Broad Street or any other city fire station. They can also be obtained online at: http://tn-murfreesboro.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/778. For more information, contact MFRD Administration at 615-893-1422.