Henry County’s Fifth Citizen Fire Academy Is Underway
|Lt. Robert Haffly explains the cardiac monitor to CFA participant and HCFD Explorer Brett Gronau.
Also pictured is Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Eubanks. “I love the thought of the experience and the hands-on. Firefighting is what I want to do. It’s Awesome!” stated Brett Gronau.|
Henry County Citizens’ Fire Academy (CFA) got underway tonight with twelve participants. The Citizens’ Fire Academy will run thru November. 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 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 two-fold in its design. The information participants will receive will increase their awareness as well as encourage them to be more safety conscious. Both goals are positive and potentially life saving for the communities of Henry County.
The Citizens’ Fire Academy will benefit 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 their fire department. Participants 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. The program ultimately increases awareness and generates a more informed community of the inner workings of the fire department.
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 and invites others to apply for future classes.
|Chief Jonson welcomes the Citizens’ Fire Academy participants.
“Each class is an opportunity to interact with the community while increasing the awareness of the services the fire department provides,” stated Operations Chief Brad Johnson.
|CFA participant Robert Gordon lifts the “Jaws of Life.” Also pictured is Firefighter/EMT Dustin Taylor.
“I had firefighting training in the U.S. Navy back in the ‘60’s and I am curious about today’s fire service,” stated CFA participant Robert Gordon.