Citizen's Fire Academy

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The Wilmington Fire Department is looking for a FEW GOOD CITIZENS!

The City of Wilmington Fire Department is once again offering its popular Citizen's Academy and is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 program. We invite you to spend some quality time with Wilmington's finest learning about how these community heroes get the job done! Participants who are selected will have a behind the scenes look at firefighting and public safety in our great city.  Highlights of the program include access to the fire boat, being raised in a tower truck, hands-on experiences with specialty tools, facility tours, and much much more. This seriously fun and educational experience is not to be missed.

For a sneak peak of the program, please take a look at our flyer and schedule.  By joining us, you will have the unique opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts on topics that affect our everyday lives and safety.  

The Fall 2019 session will be held from September 5 through October 24 (on Thursday evenings) from  6 – 9 p.m.  Class size is limited; therefore, we encourage you to contact us if you are interested in participating. Although the program is offered at no cost, applicants must complete an enrollment form and pass a background check.   For more information or to enroll, please email  or call or 910-343-3946.

Program Documents

Citizens Fire Academy Schedule

Citizens Fire Academy Flyer

Citizens Fire Academy Enrollment Form 

Citizens Fire Academy Background Check Form (requires notarization)


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