Download VFD Citizens Fire Academy application or access the online application form.
Citizens have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with the Valdosta Fire Department via the annual VFD Citizens Fire Academy. Since 2014, the program has educated citizens and the business community about the services provided by the VFD, increased fire and life-safety awareness, and established a strong partnership with community members.
Participants are exposed to all aspects of the department’s operations and witness demonstrations on search and rescue, extrication, and fire prevention; participate in the Ride-Along Program, a live burn, high-angle rescue, and how firefighters’ personal protective equipment works; visit the 911 Emergency Center and VFD Training Center; and all participants receive their CPR certifications.
The 2016 Citizens Fire Academy Class #3 graduated on Tuesday, October 25. The next annual Citizens Fire Academy will begin in August 2017 (Specific date to be announced later). To obtain an application or additional information, call 229-333-1835.