Learn how to help save lives in the Crossroads today.

Victoria residents will have the chance to experience firefighting activities hands-on and learn how to take lifesaving measures during an emergency through the Victoria Fire Department’s Civilian Responder Program.

The program will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6; Monday, Sept. 11; and Monday, Sept. 18; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 23. The final session will be followed by lunch and a graduation ceremony.


Minimum Requirements: You must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Victoria City/ County

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Victoria Fire Department Continues to Increase Their Program for Civilians

In recent years, the Victoria Fire Department has increased the program’s emphasis on training residents to provide immediate lifesaving assistance during an emergency before first responders arrive.

What will you learn?

Participants will learn how to control serious bleeding, perform hands-only CPR, use an epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen) and administer Narcan.

Participants will also become familiar with ambulances and fire trucks, use the Jaws of Life to cut apart a wrecked vehicle, learn how to operate a fire extinguisher and rappel down the side of a building.

You can become a Distinguished Citizen of Victoria as well.

Residents who complete the Civilian Responder Program, the Victoria Police Department’s Civilian Police Academy and Communications & Public Affairs’ Citizens Academy will receive the Distinguished Citizen Award and will be recognized during a City Council meeting.

To apply for the program, visit www.victoriatx.gov/fire. For more information, contact the Victoria Fire Department’s Training Division at 361-485-3470 or email Battalion Chief Dana Woodward at dwoodward@victoriatx.gov.

Be a part of our community effort to us safe.


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