(NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF VICTORIA, TEXAS) Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter or a paramedic and what they do? The City of Victoria Fire Department is now accepting applications for its Civilian Fire Academy Class #9 and community members will have an opportunity to learn all about the Victoria Fire Department. The Academy is offered free to participants.

The Academy will be held from September 28 through November 16, 2015. Classes are held every Monday from 6 to 9:30 pm at the Victoria Fire Department Training Field, located at 1411 SW Ben Jordan.

Topics include:

  • Fire communications
  • Fire Behavior
  • Incident Command
  • Technical Teams
  • Apparatus familiarization
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Fire Investigations
  • Hands on activities, including fire extinguishers, communication exercises, CPR certification and rappelling, just to name a few.

Apply Now!

Applications are currently accepting for the eighth Civilian Fire Academy and deadline to apply is September 15, 2015. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a City of Victoria resident. Applications are available online at www.victoriatx.org/fire.

Applications can also be picked up from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at Fire Station 1 (located at 606 E. Goodwin) or at Station 5 (located at 9508 Zac Lentz Parkway)

Applicants will be selected at random from the pool of applicants.

For more information, call Tim Hunter at 485-3456 or email thunter@victoriatx.org.