Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: February 15, 2022
The Westmont Fire Department has begun open registration for the 2022 Spring Virtual Citizens Fire Academy (VCFA). The VCFA will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for five weeks from April 5 to May 3, with the graduation ceremony on the last day of the program.
The VCFA program is designed to help citizens better understand the Fire Department’s firefighting and rescue operations as well as the multitude of services it provides to the community. The five-week course is not designed to train future firefighters, but to 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. CPR and first aid is also covered during the course. 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.
CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY ONLINE SIGNUP FORM
Participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, of good standing within the community, and reside, work, or volunteer within the Village of Westmont. There is no fee to attend. For further information or to request an application, please contact Pat Schultz at the Westmont Fire Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-981-6441.