Citizens Fire Academy

2021 Citizens Fire Academy- SM Image Opens in new windowTrophy Club Fire Department hosts a Citizens Fire Academy annually in September – October. If interested, graduates of the class are eligible to participate in the TCEVA  (Trophy Club Emergency Volunteer Association), a group that supports the Fire and Police Departments. Potential candidates for the Citizens Fire Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 18 
  • Live or work in the Trophy Club area
  • No prior felony arrest
  • No history of Class B or greater misdemeanor

Overview of the Citizens Fire Academy

Designed for adults to learn about how the fire department is organized and operates, the Citizens Fire Academy is open to persons who meet the minimum requirements. The CFA will meet one night a week for several weeks with graduation being held on the final evening. 

Additional practical exercises may be available, depending on group interest and availability. Each night, CFA participants learn about different aspects of the fire department, ranging from emergency medical services to special rescue operations.  This is not a certification course.

  • Course Dates and Times: TBD for 2022
  • Class Day and Times: Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (classes last between one and three hours, depending on the topic).  There will also be one Saturday morning class scheduled for an opportunity to fight a LIVE fire at a training facility.  Attendance is critical (the information learned at CFA will be utilized during live-fire operations)
  • Location: Fire Department Training Room
  • Contact Tracy Knierim at 682-237-2940 for more information.

2021 Citizens Fire Academy Opens in new windowCitizens Fire Academy Course Outline

  • Welcome and Introduction, Fire Department Structure
  • Protective Clothing
  •  Apparatus and Equipment
  • Emergency Medical Services Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Fire Extinguishers 
  • Extrication
  • Graduation