Junior Fire Academy

Junior Firefighter Academy
Click here for the 2015 Junior Firefighter Academy application

The Lombard Fire Department would like to invite high school students who are Lombard residents considering a career in the fire service or emergency medical services (EMS) to participate in a Junior Firefighter Academy, lead by fire personnel from the Lombard Fire Department. The program is open to boys and girls ages 14 to 18 years old.

The academy will be conducted on two consecutive Saturdays for 6 hours each day and will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Participants will come away from the academy with an understanding of how the Lombard Fire Department is structured, the responsibilities of personnel, the capabilities of each apparatus, and the teamwork required for the Fire Department to execute its duties. The academy will be a combination of lecture and hands-on drills. Participants will be asked to perform such physical activities as carry hose and tools, ascend stairs and crawl. All activities will be conducted under the close supervision of Fire Department personnel. Participants will be asked to sign a release at the beginning of the first class.

The class size is limited to 10 participants so students can get close personal attention from instructors. Participants will also be given information on colleges that specialize in fire science and emergency medical program and what to expect when testing for Fire Department position. After a successful inaugural Academy in 2014, the Lombard Fire Department is looking forward to hosting its second Junior Firefighter Academy this spring.

Session 1: Department History, Command Structure, Ambulance Operations, Engine Operations
Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 2: Truck Operations, Multi-Company Operations, Career Opportunities
Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fire Station #45
50 E. St. Charles Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148

To apply: Please complete the application attached to this document and return to Avis Meade, Village of Lombard Communications Coordinator by Friday, April 17. Applications can be emailed to or dropped off at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. Applicants chosen for the class will be notified by Friday, April 20.

Click here for the 2015 Junior Firefighter Academy application