Citizens Fire Academy

The Westmont Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy is a program designed to help citizens better understand the Department’s firefighting and rescue operations and the multitude of services it provides to the community. The course is designed for citizens who are interested in gaining a unique view of the lives of professional firefighters and EMS personnel.

The course also provides fire safety training for the home and workplace. Participants have an opportunity to ride along on emergency calls with Westmont Fire Department personnel and experience the world of emergency services through hands-on activities. The CFA curriculum is divided into three areas: Classroom Participation, Hands-On Practical Training, and Live Fireground Activities. Every aspect of the Academy is voluntary, so if a participant prefers to observe rather than take part in a particular exercise, the experience is still made interesting and enjoyable.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and live or work in the Village of Westmont.

If you would like further information, please contact the Westmont Fire Department at 630-981-6400.