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North Metro Fire seeks applicants for Citizens Academy

Applications are due April 14
North Metro Fire Rescue District’s newest battalion chief, Scott McCabe, in July 2022z


North Metro Fire Rescue District is hosting its first Citizens Academy since the pandemic starting May 10 and ending June 14. Those interested in participating in the academy should submit their applications by April 14.

Academy participants will learn the ins and outs of the fire district, including:

  • An overview of North Metro Fire, how its run and how its funded
  • Emergency communications, 911 dispatch and community preparedness
  • Emergency response and types of calls
  • Firefighter training and fire operations
  • Special teams: wildland, technical rescue, hazardous materials and airport operations
  • Community risk reduction and outreach
  • Fire prevention services and fire investigation process
  • How the fire district partners with community members to provide a safer environment for all

The seven-week format will include both classroom and hands-on educational activities in each session that are designed to be fun and engaging for participants.

The Citizens Academy is free for participants and open to fire district residents at least 18 years of age who submit an application and fulfill the minimum program requirements. The academy will be limited to 20 individuals and will be held primarily on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at various District facilities. One Saturday, academy participants will spend at the District’s Training Center in Northglenn learning how firefighters train for the job. Following the academy’s completion, participants will be recognized at a graduation ceremony during the District’s board meeting on June 20.

Anyone interested in attending the academy should apply by April 14. An application can be downloaded online at