The Hamilton Fire Department is taking sign-ups for its first-ever Citizens’ Fire Academy that will start in early April.
The academy will run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for nine consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on April 3 and running through May 29.
The Citizens’ Fire Academy is designed to familiarize citizens with the operation and function of the Hamilton Fire Department. The classes will cover topics ranging from the history and overview of the department and fire safety to protective clothing, fire apparatus and equipment.
There will also be a trip to the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy on Saturday, April 20. Classes will be taught by members of the Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton Police Department and dispatchers from the Hamilton-Wenham Emergency Center.
There is no charge for the academy. Participants must be 18 years or older and the class is limited to 20 applicants. Preference will be given to Hamilton residents.
Applications may be picked up at the Hamilton Fire Department or you can request an application packet by contacting Fire Chief Philip Stevens at 978-468-5560. Applications can also be downloaded on the Hamilton Fire website or you can also pick an application up at the Hamilton Town Clerk’s office at Hamilton Town Hall.
The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 11.