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Citizen Fire Academy

What is it?

The Citizen Fire Academy is a course designed to give the public a working knowledge of the SHAES personnel and policies. It is a series of classes held once per week for ten weeks and also includes a graduation. The academy will be conducted every two years. The 2015 Academy has concluded.


Who may attend?

Anyone 18 years or older who lives or works in the greater South Haven community.

What is the purpose?

The SHAES Citizen Fire Academy is intended to provide information that will enable citizens to improve safety in their homes, the work place, and homes of families around them. Attendees will also gain a fundamental understanding of how their fire department functions and the tools necessary to accomplish the variety of tasks that can be assigned to it.

The department in turn, hopes to become more aware of the community from the student’s interaction and input. It is a two-way learning process.


What is discussed?

The SHAES Citizen Fire Academy covers such diverse topics as laws, regulations, hazardous materials, self- contained breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras, CPR, portable fire extinguishers, fire inspections, fire investigations, forcible entry, ventilation, vehicle extrication, confined space/rope rescue and structural fire-fighting. Instruction consists of hands-on involvement supplemented by lecture, tours, videos, and demonstrations.


When is it?

The 2015 Academy has concluded. 2015 SHAES CFA Calendar



The application period for 2017 will be announced at a future date. CFA Application

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