CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County Fire Department invites citizens to sign up for a free 10-week Citizens' Fire Academy. Participants will learn about fire department services and interact with first responders.
The Citizens' Fire Academy will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 2 through Nov. 4, with end-of-session activities Nov. 8. The course will be held at the fire department headquarters, Forsyth County Public Safety Complex at 3520 Settingdown Road in Cumming.
"The Citizens' Fire Academy aims to provide our residents with an in-depth understanding of their fire department," said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. "We are proud to offer this new program to engage our citizens."
Participants must be 18 or older, have no felony conviction, pass a background check and be a Forsyth County resident. Participants must be willing to make a 10-week commitment to the program.
Those interested must submit an application with a signed and notarized liability release and confidentiality agreement. The application packet is available on the department page on the Forsyth County website.
If submitted via fax or email, original copies should be retained by applicants to turn in during the first meeting.