Free Citizens Fire Academy to offer behind the scenes look at Wareham Fire Department
Wareham firefighters are asking people to catch a glimpse of life as a first responder during the department’s first ever Citizens Fire Academy.
Over the course of six weeks, residents will get a “behind the scenes view” of the department during the free academy, said Assistant Fire Chief John Kelley.
“The only thing this program will cost citizens is their time,” said Kelley. “Much effort has been made to offer a quality program that will benefit our citizens.”
The academy will include a chance to ride-along with firefighters, participate in a live fire demonstration, and receive CPR certification and equipment training.
Classes will be held on six consecutive Thursdays starting on Feb. 28 and ending on April 4. Times are 6 to 9:30 p.m. each night. Kelley said participants should commit to attending all classes, which will occur in Wareham Fire Department Fire Station #2, located at 2368 Cranberry Highway in West Wareham.
“I can assure all participants that it will be time well spent, getting an inside look into the fire and life-safety services of the Wareham Fire Department,” said Kelley.
Participants must be 18 or older to sign up, be a resident of the Wareham Fire District and have no felony convictions. The academy is limited to 25 people who must complete an application, background check and sign a release of liability form.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 28. Applications are available at the Wareham Fire Department, located at 273 Main St. For more information, contact the Wareham Fire Department at 508-295-2973 or via email: email@example.com.