Drills from last year's DMFD academy
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Daisy Mountain Fire District’s Citizen Fire Academy starts Jan. 4


NORTH VALLEY – If you have wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter in the Daisy Mountain Fire District, now you have the chance to find out. DMFD’s annual Citizen Fire Academy starts Thursday, Jan. 4, and runs consecutive Thursday nights through Feb. 22.

The class is open to all local residents who are age 18 or older. Class participants have the choice of two different tracks: the ‘Observer Track’, which offers an up-close look at how the department works; or the ‘Do It Track’, which is more hands-on. ‘Do It Track’ academy members will get outfitted in turnout gear and perform firefighting duties in a closely supervised setting.

All class participants will learn about how the Daisy Mountain Fire District works. Class members will also have the chance to see how calls are dispatched, visit a fire station, try out equipment, pull a hose, flow water, see specialized equipment, get certified in CPR and First Aid, or just observe (some limitations apply). Students will participate in a drill and much more.

Cost for the Citizen Fire Academy is $25 per person. To register for the class, call (623) 465-7400 or register online at https://goo.gl/rrictC.

For more information, contact Paul Schickel at (623) 695-1424 or Paul.Schickel@DMFD.org.