Henry County Fire Department Offers Fall Fire Academy for the Residents of Henry County
Henry County Fire Department will be offering a ten-week program, “A Citizen Fire Academy,” for the citizens of Henry County. This is the eight offering of what has been a very successful program. The program increases awareness and generates a more informed community of the inner workings of the fire department. The Citizens’ Fire Academy will begin on September 19, 2013 and run thru November 21, 2013. The class will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M at the Henry County Fire Headquarters located at 110 South Zack Hinton Parkway. On the last week of the program participants will graduate and receive a certificate of completion.
Each week participants will learn different aspects, tactics and strategies of firefighting and rescue operations. The program is designed to provide a greater understanding of the services the Henry County Fire Department provides. Participants will not graduate the academy with training for firefighting, but yet a better understanding of what firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics do on a daily basis. The program is actually two-fold in its design. The information participants will receive will increase awareness as well as encourage more safety conscious and informed members of the county. Both goals are positive and potentially life-saving for the communities of Henry County.
The Citizens’ Fire Academy will benefit the residents and the fire department alike by creating an opportunity to work closer together. It will enhance open lines of communication, between the residents and the Henry County Fire Department. Citizens will gain the ability to make informed decisions regarding controversial fire prevention issues they may face in their communities while also becoming aware of the problems their fire department faces.
Deadline for making application is September 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to obtain an application please visit us online at www.co.henry.ga.us/fire or call 770-288-6620.
Henry County Fire Department looks forward to working with the citizens of Henry County and invites citizens to apply.