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The West Fargo Fire Department is now accepting applications for the second Citizens Fire Academy. This session will run 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 4 to June 8. Applications are due Friday, April 22, and can be found online at https://lf.westfargond.gov/Forms/fireacademy.
This free, six-week program is designed to give citizens the opportunity to experience the daily work of the West Fargo Fire Department. Participants have the opportunity to participate in activities like classroom training, ride-a-longs and real-life scenario drills. Participants will gain a better understanding of the West Fargo Department’s operations, capabilities and responsibilities. The academy will be limited to 15 participants.
“We are looking forward to offering the Citizens Fire Academy for the second time after receiving positive feedback from our first graduating class” said West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller. “This program gives residents the opportunity to experience some of the fire department’s service capabilities and build positive relationships with the crews.”
Applicants must be a resident of West Fargo or currently employed in West Fargo and at least 18 years old. Selected applications will be notified by the West Fargo Fire Department. Only chosen and notified applicants are able to participate in the program. Citizens Fire Academy participants are not trained or qualified to act as a firefighter or first responder.