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Posted on: February 28, 2018

NFD Citizen Fire Academy

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The Newton Fire Department's (NFD) 3rd Annual Citizen Fire Academy will
take place in the Spring of 2018.  The goal of this program is to enhance relationships between Newton residents and the Newton Fire Department.  

This program, although not new to Fire & EMS agencies, is designed to give a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the fire department in the community. Participants of the program will have the unique opportunity to learn how the Newton Fire Department provides qualityservices to its customers.

The Citizen Fire Academy will meet once a week for six (6) weeks.  The program will be on Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  It will consist of a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises at the Newton Fire Station located at 410 S 2nd Ave W.  This program will be physically demanding on most skills nights and a majority of the Academy nights will last the full four hours.  The following is the course outline (subject to change):

Week 1(4/10/2018)              Welcome to NFD, FD Operations, and Orientation

Week 2(4/17/2018)              Introduction to Emergency Medical Services

Week 3(4/24/2018)              Introduction to Firefighting 

Week 4(5/01/2018)              Introduction to Hazardous Materials Response

Week 5(5/08/2018)              Introduction to Technical Rescue 

Week 6(5/15/2018)              Citizen Academy Graduation & Family Picnic

Applications to participate in the Citizen Fire Academy can be downloaded in the link below. You must be 18 years of age to apply. Please return completed applications to the Newton Fire Department.  Questions can be directed to or by calling the station at (641) 792-3347 ext 1010.

NFD Citizen Fire Academy Application
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