Citizens Fire Academy

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-A-Long 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 2017 Citizen's Fire Academy Class #4 graduated on Tuesday, October 24th. The next annual Citizen's Fire Academy will be announced at a later date. To obtain additional information, call 229-333-1835.




Fire Chief

Freddie Broome


106 South Oak Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

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