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Citizen's Fire Academy
The “Citizen’s Fire Academy” was developed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Haz-Mat capabilities of the Sand Springs Fire Department. The 7-week program not only serves as a catalyst to enhance knowledge of SSFD’s resources and abilities; but it also opens the door to strengthen relationships with our “Customers”, the citizens of Sand Springs.

Through class lectures and hands-on experiences, the Citizen’s Fire Academy is guaranteed to be an educational and enjoyable time that will far exceed the expectations of those attending. Participants will even be issued fire fighter’s protective coat and pants, as well as a helmet, gloves and boots to wear during exercises.

The members of the department serve as the CFA Instructors; their professionalism and course presentation will make all participants feel welcomed.

Academy Schedule
The Citizen’s Fire Academy will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Sand Springs Fire Station 1 – 217 N. McKinley Ave. The seventh week of the Academy is a graduation ceremony where family and friends are encouraged to attend. The class is limited to 15 participants per offering.

2015 Schedule
To Be Determined. . .

Entrance Requirements
• Minimum age of 18 years
• No criminal record (Misdemeanor arrest may be waived)
• Attendance is strongly encouraged to all classes

Selection Procedure
Applications must be submitted by everyone interested in attending. All applications will be reviewed including a background investigation for approval. Due to class size limitations, any applicant meeting the requirements, but not able to be put into the current CFA offering, will automatically be considered for the next class. Please check back regularly for future academy dates.

Sample of Topics Covered
• Introduction and History of fire fighting
• Personal Protective Clothing and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
• EMS Operations & CPR
• Fire Behavior, Fire Extinguishers, Water Supply & Hose Streams
• Search and Rescue – Thermal Imaging Cameras
• Hazardous Materials & Technical Rescues

Additional Information

For more information concerning our Citizen’s Fire Academy, please contact Deputy Chief Justin Hall at 918-246-2548.