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Citizen Fire Academy now accepting recruits

Post Date:08/12/2014
Does the thought of climbing a 100-foot ladder excite you? Would you like to use the “Jaws of Life” to cut through a car? Have you ever dreamed about leading a fire company into a burning building? If so, then the Hoffman Estates Fire Department would like to invite you to its 15th Citizen Fire Academy.

The Citizen Fire Academy is an opportunity for residents of the Village of Hoffman Estates to experience and learn about the inner workings of their Fire Department. Not only will you get the chance to participate in the exciting opportunities listed above, you will also learn about home fire safety, CPR and the history of the Hoffman Estates Fire Department in a fun, relaxed environment.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and reside, attend school or work in Hoffman Estates. Classes will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Fire Station 24, located at 5775 Beacon Pointe Drive. The academy starts on Sept. 3 and ends on Nov. 5. Class size is limited, and spots fill up quickly.

If you are ready to begin your firefighting adventure, contact Lt. Tony Butler by phone at 847-843-4825, or by e-mail at

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