Citizens Fire Academy

About the Program

The City of Greer Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy is a free eight week course designed to introduce our citizens to the functions and daily operations of the City of Greer Fire Department. The academy provides both classroom and hands-on training, offering a fun and safe behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a firefighter. Participates will get the opportunity to tour The City’s fire stations and dispatch center, meet its firefighters and 911 personnel. During the course, participants will have a chance to wear personal protective equipment, extinguish a fire and participate on a ride-along, as well as learn CPR and home fire safety tips from professional firefighters.

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2018 Citizens Fire Academy

Submitting Your Application

Download the application and release form (PDF)

All applications must be completed  and returned no later than Friday, August 31, 2018. Submit your application one of the following ways:

  • Mail to:
    City of Greer Fire Department
    Attention: Julie Hunter
    103 W Poinsett Street
    Greer, SC 29650
  • Email to Julie Hunter
  1. Class Schedule

2018 Class Sessions

Class sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the City of Greer Fire Department Station 2, our training facility, located at:
1985 Hood Road
Greer, SC 29650

Space is limited so please apply today! Classes start September 27, 2018.

Class Schedule & Agendas

Session 1 | September 27, 2018 | Station 2

  • Welcome
  • History of Fire Fighting and The City of Greer Fire Department
  • Organizational Structure
  • Qualifications to become a Fire Fighter and Continuing Education/Training
  • Station Tour - both stations

Session 2 | October 4, 2018 | Station 2

  • Daily Activities and Community Activities
  • First Response Procedures - Medical Calls
  • Community Fire Prevention
  • Fire Marshal’s Office Duties and Responsibilities

Session 3 | Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. to Noon | Station 2

  • American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR/AED Course

Session 4 | October 11, 2018 | Station 2

  • Home Fire Safety Tips
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls, etc
  • What to expect during an emergency - access into house, etc.
  • Safe driving - seat belts and car seats

Session 5 | October 18, 2018 | Station 2

  • Automatic and Mutual Aid
  • Dispatch
  • 911 Communications - visit the Communication Center in the Police Department

Session 6 | October 25, 2018 | Station 2

  • Fire Behavior
  • Hose, Nozzles and Appliances
  • Fire Extinguishers

Session 7 | November 1, 2018 | Station 2

  • Equipment and Trucks
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus - Fit Test

Session 8A | Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Station 2

  • Rain or Shine
  • Rescue Procedures - Stabilization of cars
  • Vehicle Extrication - Jaws of Life
  • Aerial Operations - Ladder Truck
  • Rappelling
  • Forcible Door Entry
  • Fire Suppression
  • Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Demonstration

Session 8B | Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. | Station 2

  • Only if needed to complete Saturday’s activities

Session 9 | November 15, 2018 | Station 1

  • Graduation - BBQ dinner and cake!
  • Friends and Family invited