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The Sterling Heights Fire Department is looking for candidates to take part in the Civilian Fire Academy beginning this fall. This is an opportunity for residents to get an inside look at the operation of the Sterling Heights Fire Department and get a taste of what it is like to be a Firefighter/Paramedic. Due to the hands-on nature of the program, the class size is limited and applications must be submitted for consideration.

The program will run for five weeks, on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning September 5, 2018. At the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony at the Fire Department Open House on October 7, 2018.

This program will have some components that will be physically demanding, yet safety of the participants will be a primary focus. It is important that interested candidates keep this in mind. 

Participants will take part in:

Vehicle extrication
Fire hose use
Search and rescue
Fire extinguishers
Ground ladder use
Department operations
EMS delivery

Participants must be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the academy and residents of the City of Sterling Heights. Application deadline is August 1, 2018. Please submit your application and waiver form, fully completed, by the deadline either by email to cmartin@sterling-heights.net or mail to:

Fire Station 5
Attn:  Civilian Fire Academy
41625 Ryan Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

Accepted applicants will be notified by the Fire Department by August 13, 2018.