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Posted on: July 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 2012 Fall Citizens Fire Academy

The Westmont Fire Department announces open registration for the 2012 Fall Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for ten weeks from September 5 through November 14. Class will not meet on Wednesday, October 31 due to Halloween.

The Citizens Fire Academy program is designed to help citizens better understand the Department’s firefighting and rescue operations as well as the multitude of services it provides to the community. The ten-week course is not designed to train future firefighters, but educate residents who are interested in gaining an insider’s view of the lives of professional firefighters and EMS personnel.

The course also provides fire safety training for the home and workplace. Participants experience the world of emergency services through hands-on activities. The curriculum is divided into three areas: classroom participation, hands-on practical training and live fireground activities. Every aspect of the program is voluntary, so if a participant prefers to observe rather than take part in a particular exercise, the experience will be adapted to ensure that the activity is interesting and enjoyable.

Participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, of good standing within the community, and reside or work within the Village of Westmont. There is no fee to attend.

For further information or to request an application, please contact Chris Hardy at the Westmont Fire Department, 630-981-6402 or

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