The West Des Moines Fire Department is getting ready for the annual Citizens Fire Academy.
The eleventh annual Citizens Fire Academy program will delve into in-depth teaching and training on the fire department and fire safety.
The nine-week program will teach firefighting tactics and strategies as well as fire investigation and behaviors. The academy program includes hands-on training drills and even experience fighting a real structural fire.
The class will meet once every week at West Des Moines Fire Department Station 17 starting on March 24. The class will be held from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. with two Saturday trips.
The Citizens Fire Academy program is $20 to participate. For more information or to register, visit the West Des Moines city website here.