Each year, the Lewisville Fire Department offer's the opportunity for residents to get a unique look at the inner workings of the fire department called the Citizen's Fire Academy (CFA). CFA is a 13 week class put on by the Lewisville Fire Department. The class is free to Lewisville citizens and is held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Each week we show the students a different aspect of what we do in the fire service. We start out with the history of the fire service; this class shows how methods that were developed many years ago still are in use today. Dive operations is another popular class, students are in presented and overview of the service the fire department provides in the way of rescue diving and where we travel to provide our services.
Most popular is the vehicle rescue portion of the academy. Class members are shown the practical application of hydraulic spreaders, cutters and the multitude of other tools used for vehicle rescues. The sheer force of the tools is somewhat intimidating, but the class members (male and female) are eager to learn and do.
During the 13-week course all participants are also offered CPR certification. The Citizens Fire Academy is offered once a year starting in March and has a limited class size of 25.
For additional information email Division Chief Mark Richards or by phone at 972.219.3595.