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Posted on: February 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Citizen Fire Academy Application Period Now Open

The City of Urbandale’s Fire Department is proud to announce the opening of the application period for its highly-anticipated Citizen Fire Academy. The program offers residents a one-of-a-kind chance to learn about the inner workings of the Urbandale Fire Department and the quality services it provides to the community.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in a hands-on, interactive learning experience that's both educational and exciting. The 7-week program will take place on Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. starting Thursday, April 6, 2023, and is open to residents ages 18 and older.

Classroom activities and live fire training sessions will give participants the opportunity to use Fire & EMS equipment, learn firefighting tactics, and understand the crucial role of firefighters in keeping the community safe. This program is an opportunity to see the fire department in action and understand the dedication and bravery of its members.

Interested residents can download an application here. Applications must be received by March 3, 2023. Fire Marshal Jon Rech is available to answer any questions and can be reached at or 515-331-6733.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun. Sign up for the Citizen Fire Academy today!

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