Citizens Academy

Check back this summer for information about our 2023 Citizens Academy! 

Join the Clayton Fire Department for our 2022 Citizen’s Academy this fall.

This FREE 6-week program is designed to teach community members the ins and outs of the Clayton Fire Department. Learn how to respond during emergencies, get hands-on experience, and learn about trucks, equipment, and the typical day of a Firefighter. 

Class size is limited to 20 people- register by filling out the below information form. You must fill out a separate registration form for each person interested in attending.

Open to adults, ages 18+. 
Thursdays, September 15 - October 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Clayton Station 1- 325 W. Horne St. Clayton, NC

Below is a general outline of the class.

Training photo- firefighters spraying hose

Week 1: September 15th 

  • Basics of the fire service 
  • How to make an evacuation plan for your home

Week 2: September 22nd

  • Learn all about trucks
  • Personal protective equipment challenge  

Week 3: September 29th

  • Fire suppression and equipment training

Week 4: October 6th

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Weather & Environmental emergencies
  • Basic life safety skills & first aid 

Week 5: October 13th

  • Basic life safety skills & first aid 

Week 6: October 20th 

  • Graduation Celebration