Making Fayette County a Safer Place to Live and Work

Citizen’s Fire Academy

Fire Academy training in gear

Fire Academy training in gear

The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a 10-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about the demanding field of fire, emergency services and emergency management. Students will achieve a greater understanding of the inner workings of the department. The academy will be ten weeks in length, one night per week, on Thursday’s from 6:30 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

The instruction includes practical demonstrations that all participants are encouraged to participate in. This includes fire suppression, CPR, fire operations, EMS/Ambulance, rescue, vehicle extrication, and more!

However, because of the voluntary nature of the program, physical limitations of applicants will not be considered a reason for exclusion from the academy.

The next class date is anticipated to be in the Spring of 2020. If you are interested in the Citizens Fire Academy, please email for an Application.

There are limited seats available and applicants should reside in unincorporated Fayette County or the Towns of Tyrone, Brooks, or Woolsey.

Fire Academy – training at the training center

Academy participants learn about fire suppression

Academy participants learn about fire suppression

“This is a great opportunity to see and feel the rigors of a job in Fire & Emergency Services. The men and women of the department go to great lengths every single day to make Fayette County a safe place to live and visit. Come see what it takes to work in this demanding field.” Fire Chief David Scarbrough

For more information, please contact

Jeff Hill, MPA, EFO, CFO, MlFireE
Deputy Fire Chief
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services
140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 214
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-305-5414 Main Office