Citizen's Fire Academy


The Elk Grove Village Fire Department is once again holding its Citizen's Fire Academy for residents interested in learning more about the Fire Department and its operations. Topics covered include:  Calling 911, Special Teams Operations, Fire Extinguisher Training, Auto Extrication, Hose Evolutions, Emergency Medical Services/CPR, and Disaster Preparedness. Participants will tour the training tower, learn basic first aid skills, and use specialized tools and equipment to better understand the types of conditions encountered by firefighters. All students will be fitted with a set of protective clothing to use during the course of the academy. The program ends with an evening of hands-on simulations.

The six-week program is held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm at Fire Station #8, 1000 Oakton Street. Class begins April 6th. Register Today!

Here is what participants had to say about our previous Citizen's Fire Academy:

  • "Nicely transitions from classroom to active use of what was learned that night"

  • "I have a much greater appreciation of the complexity of the firefighters' job and its difficulty"

  • "I liked the blend of classroom and activity; plus the last class was an excellent review"

 Most common response to "What was your favorite part of the program?":

"All of the hands-on learning"

Said one student on the last day of class:

"I have learned that I never want to be on the other side of the
jaws of life, a fire hose, or a rescue."


For more information or to be notified of future sessions, email or contact the Public Education Team at 847-734-8027.


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