The Lombard Fire Department invites citizens living or working in Lombard to participate in its 3rd Annual Citizen’s Fire Academy, beginning September 13, 2023. The academy is led by Lombard firefighters and designed to provide participants a unique opportunity to learn about the work and training our Lombard Firefighters perform on a daily basis.
The Citizen’s Fire Academy is a free, five-week program held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lombard Fire Station #45, 50 E St. Charles Rd. In addition to the weekday sessions, engaging hands-on practical exercises will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fire Station 44, 2020 S. Highland Ave.
The academy will consist of classroom instruction, interactive discussions, and hands-on practical exercises focusing on various aspects of being a firefighter, including wearing personal protective equipment, extinguishing a fire, climbing a ladder, vehicle extrication, and much more. After completing the program, participants will have a better understanding of how the Lombard Fire Department responds to fire and medical emergencies.
To be eligible, individuals must be at least 18 years old and live or work in Lombard. The class size will be limited to 10 participants. The program will begin on September 13 and run through October 11, 2023.
Applications are due by August 18, 2023, and are available for printing on the Village’s website at www.villageoflombard.org/citizensacademy or may be picked up at Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. The Lombard Fire Department will inform citizens if they have been accepted to the academy by August 31, 2023.
For more information, visit www.villageoflombard.org/citizensacademy, or contact Fire Marshal Perry Johnson by phone at (630) 873-4576 or email at JohnsonP@villageoflombard.org.