Citizen's Fire Academy

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Richardson Citizen's Fire Academy 


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Participants  of the Richardson Citizen's Fire Academy get a behind-the-scenes look at Fire operations. Topics covered includes:

  • Fire Department Organization
  • Fire Department Training Programs
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Fire Safety / Prevention
  • Fire / Arson Investigation
  • Fire Apparatus Operations
  • Critical Incident Stress Program
  • Emergency Management
  • Hands-on Training
  • Live Demonstrations
  • Participation in a 1 Alarm Structure Fire Scenario
  • Special Rescue Operations

Eligibility - Richardson Citizen Fire Academy is a program for persons living or working in the City of Richardson or RISD area who want to learn more about how the Richardson Fire Department is organized and operates.  Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.   

When - The Citizens’ Fire Academy is held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on 10 consecutive Thursday evenings each Spring. 

Where - The Academy meets at the Richardson Training Center, 1621 E. Lookout Dr., east of Plano Road (past the old Owens Sausage). 

Tuition - Free

For more information: Contact the Fire Marshal Office at 136 N Greenville Ave., 972-744-5750.  If you would like to be notified when enrollment opens for the 2020 Academy please call us or send an email with your information to 

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