BOONE, Iowa—The deadline to sign up for the first ever Fire Academy, hosted by the Boone Fire Department will be this Friday. Fire Chief Justin Adams says members of the Fire Department have talked about hosting a Citizen’s Academy as a way to enable citizens a chance to learn about the department, its members and the services provided by the department. Like the Citizen’s Police Academy conducted by the Boone Police Department, it is not a training session but rather an opportunity to learn more about what happens to fire fighters every day, learn Fire Safety Topics and more.
The Citizens Fire Academy does have a limited participation, simply because of the logistics of equipment and activities. Those participating are not required to do hands on activities, but are encouraged to do so. Probably the biggest item, according to Adams, is the time commitment to the academy. He says the Academy will meet at the Boone Fire Department for three hours on Thursday evenings, beginning April 24th. There will be six different programs but there will also be an orientation and graduation for those wishing to participate.
Information on the Citizen’s Fire Academy may be obtained by Fire Chief Justin Adams at email@example.com or by contacting the On-Duty Crew at 515-432-3446. Information is also available on the Boone Fire Department Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BooneFireDepartment. Or those interested are invited to stop at the Fire Department at 923th 8th Street. Applications are also available here. The application deadline is Friday, April 4th.