Citizens Fire Academy

The Citizens Fire Academy is designed to increase the community's understanding and awareness of the Burlington Fire Department. Citizens will be exposed to many different aspects of fire service including the day-to-day operation of the Burlington Fire Department. Some of the activities participants will experience include:

  • Station Tour/ Department Overview
  • History of Fire Service and Life of a Firefighter
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Fire Prevention and Arson information
  • Driving, Vehicle Extrication, Thermal Imaging
  • Fire Suppressing and Training
  • Hose Operation, Ladder Truck Riding, Smoke Shack Experience. 

 BFD Logo


The Citizens Academy is structured to conduct six classes from 6:00pm-8:30pm on Thursday evenings at the Fire Department Head Quarters Station. Two Saturday classes will also be held at the Burlington Police/Fire Training Center. 


  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Have no prior felony convictions, or any misdemeanor convictions that question the moral character of the applicant.
  • Be willing to commit to attending at least one 2.5 hours class each week


If you are interested in attending the next Academy and can commit to attend all classes, please download and complete the application by following the link below:
Citizens Fire Academy Application
Submit the application to Captain Jay Mebane by email at
Call (336) 229-3133 for additional information. 

Watch the 2016 Citizens Fire Academy video!