The Marion Fire Department is providing residents with a unique way to experience the firefighting career through the Citizens' Fire Academy. The academy includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experiences offered by multiple instructors. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and reside within the Marion fire response district. Applicants between the ages of 16 and 18 may apply to participate with a parent or legal guardian. The academy will be held every Monday night from 6-9 p.m. August 19 through October 14, 2019 at Fire Station No. 2, located at 3933 Katz Drive in Marion.
Applications are available at Fire Station No. 2 or below.
Class size is limited.
A $20 fee will help offset material costs, payable the first night of class. Applications are due by 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019.
Contact the Marion Fire Department at 319-377-8237 for more information.
To better understand the nature of firefighting and the hazards and rewards that go along with it, consider applying to be part of this hands-on educational experience.