The Citizens Academy (CFA) is an eight-week program targeted toward adults in the Oklahoma City community. Academy participants will receive an insider’s view of the services the Oklahoma City Fire Department provides, fire safety training for the home and work place, and hands on experience in emergency operations. The participants will be able to ride along on emergency calls with the firefighters during the eight weeks of the Academy.
The Academy will meet one evening a week for three hours. During this time, the participants will receive training as outlined below. The personnel specializing in each area will serve as instructors for their particular week.
The class will begin September 4, 2012 and continue every Tuesday evening for eight weeks until October 23, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
To attend, please complete and return the application to:
Oklahoma City Fire Department
Attention: Citizens Fire Academy
2300 General Pershing Blvd,
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
The Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA) will provide refreshments at 5:30 pm.
The participants will be welcomed and the City Manager, James Couch, will speak to the Academy.
The Citizens’ Fire Academy Alumni Association president will speak to the Academy.
Fire Chief Keith Bryant will give an overview of the Oklahoma City Fire Department and the Department’s role in the community. The Safety Officer will present an overview of the Safety work section. Pictures for Fire Citizen Academy ID badges will be taken.
Review and questions. This night is dedicated to the explanation of fire ground operations. The Deputy Chief of Operations will discuss the Fire Department's procedures at structure fires. Discussion will include strategy, tactics, risk analysis and the Incident Management System.
The Community Service Liaison (CSL) program will be presented. A hands-on look at OCFD apparatus and bunker gear.
Review and questions. Special Operations night. A Rescue Ladder, Rescue 8, Dive 8, Hazmat 5 and Hazmat 55 will also demonstrate the capabilities of the Department’s Special Rescue Teams. The Hazardous Materials team will give an explanation and demonstration of their capabilities.
Review and questions. Participants will learn about the Oklahoma City Fire Department’s role in providing Emergency Medical Services to the community. They will receive demonstrations and hands on experience with medical equipment.
Review and questions. The Deputy Chief of the Support Services will explain the Division's responsibilities and how they encompass six functional areas: Fire Management Information Systems (FMIS), Graphics, Human Resources (HR), Fleet Maintenance, Facilities and Dispatch.
Fire Information Management System (FMIS) work section will be explained.
Participants will receive an overview of the Maintenance work section. The Human Resource (HR) work section will be presented. Fire Dispatch will be presented. Tour of Emergency Operations Center.
Review and Questions. The Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention, who is also the Fire Marshal for Oklahoma City, will present an overview of the Fire Prevention Division.
The Fire Investigation Chief will give participants a demonstration and explanation of how arson fires are investigated. A fire investigator will take the participants step by step through an arson case. The Assistant Fire Marshal, in charge of Code Enforcement, will explain the activities performed by the office and describe the operation of fire suppression systems.
Review and questions. The Fire Department’s Public Education program, under the Fire Prevention Division will be explained. Participants will continue their fire safety education with a study of fire safety in the home, fire/smoke detection devices, home escape plans and the use of fire extinguishers. The Mobile Fire Safety Demonstration House will also be on-site for tours.
A tour of Station 1, Fire Administration & tour of Fire Station 6 Bricktown
Review and questions with Chief Bryant.