Join us for an Adventure with the Citizen's Fire Academy

About the Program

The City of Greer Citizen's 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 sessions and hands-on activities, offering a fun and safe behind-the-scenes look at what it means to be a firefighter. Participants 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.

The City of Greer Citizen's Fire Academy is just for information and fun!

And NOT a job training course to get certified to be a firefighter.

thumbs up

Apply today for the City of Greer 2025 Citizen's Fire Academy

Click the link to get the application

GCFA Waiver and Application 2025

Submitting Your Application for the Citizen's Fire Academy

All applications must be completed and returned no later than Monday, February 3, 2025.

Submit your application one of the following ways:

Mail to:
City of Greer Fire Department
Attention: Julie Burgess
103 W Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650

Or email to:
Email to Julie Burgess

Previous Slide
Next Slide
911 center

Class Sessions

Class sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the City of Greer Fire Department Station 42, our training facility located at 1985 Hood Rd.

Space is limited so please apply today! Classes start February 20, 2025.

Class Schedule & Agendas

Session 1
•    Welcome to our Station
•    Organizational Structure
•    History of Fire Fighting & The City of Greer Fire Department
•    Qualifications to become a Fire Fighter & Continuing Ed/Training
•    Station 42 Tour

Session 2
•    Daily Activities & Community Activities
•    First Response Procedures – Medical Calls 
•    Community Fire Prevention 
•    Fire Marshal’s Office Duties & Responsibilities

 Session 3
•    Fire Behavior
•    Fire Extinguishers – use fire extinguisher prop
•    Hose, Nozzles and Appliances – play with the water

Session 4
•    Home Fire Safety Tips
•    Safe driving – seat belts and car seats 
•    Slips, Trips and Falls, Etc – Accident prevention

Session 5
•    Station 41 HQ Tour & Pole
•    Equipment and Trucks – check out the trucks, etc

Session 6
    Automatic and Mutual Aid
    911 Communications – visit PD Comm Ctr

Session 7
    Demo Physical Abilities Test 
    Personal Protective Equipment
    Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus – Fit Test

Session 8 Hands-on Skills day - Rain or Shine - Lunch will be provided

Doctor’s Release form required for hands-on participates
    Rescue Procedures – Stabilization of cars
    Vehicle Extrication – Jaws of Life
    Forcible Door Entry 
    Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Demo 
    Fire Suppression – in burn tower

Session 9
    Graduation – Certificates and Coins
    BBQ and Cake will be served
    Family station tour
    Family, Friends and Alumni are invited

Like us on Facebook to keep up to date on all Citizen's Fire Academy happenings

Greer Citizens Fire Academy Facebook Page