Fire and Police Resident Academies begin in March in Kannapolis
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - The public can get a first-hand look at how the City of Kannapolis Fire and Police Departments operate by attending the free Citizens Fire Academy and the Citizens Police Academy.
Each academy is a ten-week course offered free to residents of Kannapolis and gives the public the opportunity to see the inner workings of the two departments.
The Citizens Fire Academy will give participants a better understanding of how our fire department operates and how we assist citizens when an emergency happens. The academy will also teach the dangers of fire and how a person can protect themselves and their homes.
Course topics include:
- Station Tours/Department Overview
- History of Fire Service and Life of a Firefighter
- Hazardous Materials Response
- Fire Prevention, Education, and Investigation
- Emergency Vehicle Driving, Rescue Operations, and Thermal Imaging
- Hose Operation and Live Fire Experience
The Fire Academy will be held from 6 – 9 p.m., on Tuesday evenings, at Kannapolis City Hall (unless otherwise noted), beginning on March 7.
The Citizens Police Academy will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of the Police Department such as patrol operations, traffic enforcement, defensive driving, firearms, K-9 operations, special operations (SWAT), felony investigations, interaction with the courts, community service programs, and more.
The Police Academy will be held from 6 – 9 p.m., on Thursday evenings, at Kannapolis City Hall (unless otherwise noted), beginning on March 9.
Seats are limited for both programs, so sign up today. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on February 27. If you are interested in participating in either program, use the links below to apply:
Fire Academy: https://www.kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments/Fire/Citizens-Fire-Academy
Police Academy: www.kannapolisnc.gov/Citizens-Police-Academy
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