Citizen's Fire Academy accepting applications

The Citizen's Fire Academy will teach residents fire department operations. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Citizen's Fire Academy will teach residents fire department operations. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Citizen's Fire Academy will teach residents fire department operations. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of New Braunfels is accepting applications for the 2020 Citizen’s Fire Academy. The deadline for the 12-week program is Feb. 21, and it will begin March 3. The academy will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m., and on four Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Participants will gain insights into the operation of the New Braunfels Fire Department. The program will include topics such as fire inspections, fire prevention, operations, emergency medical services, active-shooter training, water rescue and more.


The Fire Academy began in 2019, and this will be the second time the NBFD has hosted it.

Applicants will be notified of enrollment Feb. 24.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.


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