Have you ever wanted to experience the life of a firefighter? The city of Maryville Fire Department is taking applications for its Citizens Fire Academy scheduled to begin April 4. The academy is an opportunity for the Fire Department to establish a more direct connection with the citizens they serve and for residents to get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the Maryville Fire Department.
This dynamic ten-week class offers live demonstrations, classroom learning, and hands-on, interactive experiences. Students will learn directly from the men and women of the Maryville Fire Department about topics ranging from basic emergency skills to advanced firefighting techniques.
"My wife and I attended the Maryville Citizens Fire Academy and it was an eye-opening experience. Witnessing the training a firefighter goes through on a weekly basis made us feel safer. The hands on training we were able to participate in as part of the class was exhilarating and at times breathtaking." Tim Strickland
all classes are 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.*
April 4 Introduction to the Maryville Fire Department, EMS Services and National Accreditation Process
Chief Tony J. Crisp, Deputy Chief David Hodges, Captain Mike Caylor
April 11 MFD Station Tours, Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
April 18 Firefighter Gear - Suit up!
April 25 Fire Streams
May 2 Emergency Communications Lt. Andrew Puckett
May 9 "The Fire Marshall" Inspections and Arson Investigation; Hazardous Materials Lt. Andrew Puckett
May 16 Technical Rescue
May 23 Live Fire Training
May 30 Vehicle Exctrication
June 6 Graduation
*An optional Saturday class will be held for members who wish to be certified in CPR - time and date TBD.
Who Can Apply
Any citizen or employee of Maryville who is:
For More Information
Deputy Chief David Hodges
Lt. Andrew Puckett
Maryville Fire Department
Maryville Municipal Building
400 West Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37801
Applications are available to pick up at the front desk of the main fire station. Classes will be held in this location.