Citizens Fire Academy

About the Program

The City of Greer Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy is a free nine-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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2019 Citizens Fire Academy

Submitting Your Application for the Citizens Fire Academy


Download the Application and Release Form

All applications must be completed and returned no later than Friday, August 16, 2019. 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

2019 Class Sessions

Class sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the City of Greer Fire Department Station 42, our training facility, located at:
1985 Hood Road
Greer, SC 29650

Space is limited so please apply today! Classes start September 19, 2019.

Class Schedule & Agendas

Session 1 | September 19, 2018 | Station 42

  • Welcome
  • Organizational Structure
  • History of Fire Fighting and The City of Greer Fire Department
  • Qualifications to become a Fire Fighter and Continuing Education/Training
  • Station 42 Tour

Session 2 | September 26, 2019 | Station 42

  • Meet at Station 41 HQ - Station Tour & Pole
  • Return to Station 42
  • Daily Activities and Community Activities
  • First Response Procedures - Medical Calls
  • Community Fire Prevention
  • Fire Marshal’s Office Duties and Responsibilities

Session 3 | October 3, 2019 | Station 42

  • Equipment and Trucks

Session 4 | Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 am - 12 pm | Station 42

  • American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR/AED Course

Session 5 | October 10, 2019 | Station 42

  • Demo Physical Abilities Test
  • 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 6 | October 17, 2019 | Station 42

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

Session 7 | October 24, 2019 | Station 41 HQ

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

Session 8 | November 7, 2019 | Station 42

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

Session 9A | Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8 am - 5:30 pm | Station 42

Rain or Shine - Snacks and Lunch will be provided

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

Session 9B | Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm | Station 42

  • Only if needed to complete Saturday’s activities

Session 10 | November 21, 2019 | Station 41

  • Graduation - Certificates and Coins
  • BBQ dinner and cake!
  • Friends, Family and Alumni are invited

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