Columbus Fire & EMS

Cadet Fire Academy

What is the Cadet Fire Academy?
The Cadet Fire Academy is a dynamic 8-week volunteer program designed to provide participants with an inside view of the organization and operations of the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

The program includes live demonstrations, classroom learning and hands-on experiences – all of which are intended to give the participant a true feel for the CFEMS.

Who can participate?
The CFA is open to anyone 18-years-of-age or older who either lives or works in Muscogee County or surrounding counties and has no felony convictions.

When:
Each academy lasts 6 weeks. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6-9PM. The next class starts in Spring 2023 and runs for a consecutive 6 weeks.

Where:
Classes are held at the Fire Training Academy, 4191 Macon Road

What will participants learn?

  • History/Organization of CFEMS
  • CPR
  • Fire Behavior
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Firefighter Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Technical Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Fire Ground Operations
  • Fire Station Tour
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Forcible Entry
  • Interview Preparation

Questions & How to Apply
To apply, fill out the on-line application. For questions, contact CFEMS Resource Management at (706) 653-3500