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Posted on: December 19, 2014

[ARCHIVED] 2015 Spring Citizens Fire Academy Online Sign-up

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: Dec. 19, 2014
Updated: Feb. 4, 2014

There are still a few spaces open for the 2015 Spring Citizens Fire Academy. The Citizens Fire Academy will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for seven weeks from March 4 through April 15. You can sign-up online using the link below, or contact the Fire Dept. at or 630-981-6402.

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 seven-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. Below is a link to the online sign-up form. For further information or to request a printed application, please contact Ms. Chris Hardy at the Westmont Fire Department, 630-981-6402 or

Citizens Fire Academy Online Sign-Up Form
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