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    Default Citizen's, Media or High School "Fire Academies"

    I am working on a program (programs) for our community that will be similar to Phoenix Media Fire Academy or Fairfield Ct CFA. MY goal would be to have a program aimed at the community leaders, media and citizens to educate and inform them about the operations of our department and also to train them in FA/CPR and fire extingushers and giving them some hands on learning (walk a mile in our shoes). I would like to do another program aimed at high school students as a career education/ community involvment oppurtunity as well as a booster for the local explorer programs. Plans have also been to add some of the CERT type education as well. We are a small department of 32 FT and 8 call persons with a population of about 20,000 permanent who we respond to about 3300 times a year. I would like to hear from people who have done similar projects especially from smaller resource shy departments and also from people who may have been involved in a program. Thanks for any help or correspondence in advance!

    jay_ellingson@yahoo.com

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    jellingson@laconiafire.org


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    Check out Montgomery County, MD Department of Fire and Rescue Services. I know they have some sort of high school program, not sureof the specifics though.
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    Default Citizens' Fire Academy

    We have been doing a CFA for about 6 years with great success. Check here
    http://www.cstx.gov/home/index.asp?page=324

    We also do a Senior Police and Fire Academy. There's also info on the same web site.
    http://www.cstx.gov/home/index.asp?page=325

    It's lots of work, but lots of fun. It really gets you some community support.

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