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Citizens EMS academy planned
Participants in the academy will learn about firefighting equipment. - photo by Stock photo

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

If so, then the Citizens Emergency Services Academy is accepting applications. Participants will learn about fire, fire behavior, firefighting equipment, apparatus, emergency medical, medical equipment, ambulances and 911 operations.

They also will become certified in CPR and learn about first aid and other life saving measures. Speakers will discuss all fire department responsibilities from fire prevention and public education to fire suppression, emergency medical services and the operations of the many stations throughout the county.

Eligible applicants must least 18 years of age and can spare four hours a week from 6-10 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 11-Oct. 30. There is no charge. The class is limited to 20 applicants.

Applications can be downloaded at Application

packets also can be requested by contacting Deputy Chief Susan Clark at 459-6505 or email at Deadline for application submittal is Sept. 5.

Preference will be given to Bryan County residents.

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