Friday, August 17, 2012

The Almanac: Openings available in Citizens Fire Academy

The Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be behind the hoses and inside the gear of a firefighter, to learn fire safety and to feel the heat of intense challenges.

This year's CFA will be a 10-week free course, lead by the Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon and Dormont fire departments, Sept. 5 through Nov. 3. Students will have the opportunity to tour facilities, use fire extinguishers, go on ride-alongs, use the Jaws of Life in a mock vehicle extrication and be trained in first-aid, CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

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