AUBURN — The Auburn Fire Department is now accepting applications for the third annual Auburn Citizen’s Fire Academy.

The Fire Academy is a free 10-week program offered each spring to individuals living or working within Auburn who want to know more about the Fire Department and emergency medical services.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, April 6, and will be held at the Fire Department on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The department accepts 15 applicants per class on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This program gives participants an inside view of Fire Department services, emergency medical services, the Fire Prevention Division and the 911 system through classroom and hands-on participation. Attendees will receive fire safety training for the home and workplace, CPR training and fire extinguisher training.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. With the help and guidance of Auburn firefighters, participants can choose to climb a 100-foot aerial ladder, operate the Jaws of Life, learn to repel from buildings, drive a fire engine, wear bunker gear and a breathing apparatus and ride along on real emergency calls.

FMI, apply: 207-333-6633 ext. 3, www.auburnmaine.gov.


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