The Kilgore Citizens Fire Academy is a program to educate citizens and businesses about the Fire Department and to demonstrate what, how, where, and why firefighters do what they do. It is a fun and fast-paced approach to learning what it takes to be a firefighter. You will be issued your own firefighting gear to wear and use.

Topics Covered

Topics include:

  • Climbing ladders
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Doing searches in gear
  • Driving a fire truck
  • Firefighting
  • First aid
  • How to use a fire extinguisher

Requirements to Participate

The course is tailored so that all ages can be part of the fun (must be at least 18). Participation is free and guaranteed to be enjoyable.


The 9 week academy begins every fall. The class meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Please complete the Application to Citizens Fire Academy (PDF). Email Michael Stanley for information or questions.

Photo Gallery

View photos from past Citizens Fire Academy programs in the Photo Gallery.