Update: The date has changed from April 5 to June 21.
Registration is open for the 2016 class of the Mansfield Citizens Fire Academy, which begins June 21st and runs for 11 weeks. Applications are due by March 9.
Besides classroom instruction, academy students will receive hands-on instruction for fire extinguishers, the Jaws of Life and participate in live burns at the Arlington Fire Training Center. Students will also receive their CPR certification during classes.
Mansfield citizens and people who work in Mansfield are eligible for the program. Participants must be at least 18. Applicants for CFA will undergo personal background checks as part of the registration process. Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays for 10 consecutive weeks at Fire Station No. 3, 3100 E. Broad St.
Graduates of the program may join the CFA Alumni Association, which provides support services to the Mansfield Fire Department and participates in special events in the community throughout the year.
To apply, visit the city website at www.mansfieldtexas.gov/citizens-fire-academy.