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The Newton Fire Department (NFD) 3rd Annual Citizen Fire Academy willtake 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 andresponsibilities of the fire department in the community. Participants of the program will have theunique opportunity to learn how the Newton Fire Department provides qualityservices to its customers.
The Citizen Fire Academy will meetonce a week for six (6) weeks. Theprogram will be on Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. It will consist of a combination of classroominstruction and practical exercises at the Newton Fire Station located at 410 S2nd 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, andOrientation
Week 2(4/17/2018) Introduction to Emergency MedicalServices
Week 3(4/24/2018) Introduction to Firefighting
Week 4(5/01/2018) Introduction to HazardousMaterials Response
Week 5(5/08/2018) Introduction to Technical Rescue
Week 6(5/15/2018) Citizen Academy Graduation andFamily 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 email@example.com or by calling the station at (641) 792-3347 ext 1010.