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The Smyrna Fire Department invites you to raise your awareness of fire and emergency operations by participating in its annual Citizens’ Fire Academy, a free, twelve week program for individuals who reside in Smyrna and Town employees.

  • Dates for future sessions will be posted here when available
  • Sessions will take place at Smyrna Fire Station 2, located at 644 Fitzhugh Blvd.
  • To attend the Academy, you must be at least 18 years old.

The Fire Department is committed to the Town and is determined to be at the forefront of fire and injury prevention. Through the Citizens’ Fire Academy, the department encourages citizens to become more involved with fire safety. The department’s overall goals are:

  • To provide residents with a basic understanding of the tactics and strategies of firefighting and rescue operations.
  • To provide a greater understanding of the services the Smyrna Fire Department is able to provide.
  • To encourage Academy participants to return to their families and neighborhoods and share their knowledge and experiences. This will help citizens be more safety conscious and informed.
  • To provide an enjoyable, interactive atmosphere in which fire department members and citizens can share information and concerns.

In the Academy, you will:

  • Learn the department’s history.
  • Become familiar with fire equipment, fire vehicles and their use.
  • Tour fire stations.
  • Work with protective clothing and perform hands-on practical exercises.
  • Perform a vehicle extrication.
  • Learn proper use of a fire extinguisher.
  • Become certified in CPR.
    Study fire safety education materials.
  • Review the hazardous material program.
  • Examine fire behavior.
  • Review the National Incident Management System.
  • And much, much more.

    For more information about the academy process, contact Assistant Chief of Training James Lawrence at (615) 459-9735, ext. 7520 or contact him via email.