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 Citizen's Fire Academy Class is held in the fall of each year. To obtain additional information, call 229-333-1835.



Fire Department
Fire Chief

106 South Oak Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Upcoming Events
Repeats every month on the first Friday 48 times.
08/02/2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
09/06/2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
10/04/2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm