This is the ninth offering of what has been a very successful program, department spokeswoman Capt. Sabrina Puckett said in a statement.
“The program increases awareness and generates a more informed community of the inner workings of the fire department,” she said.
It begins March 13 and runs through May 15 on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at fire department headquarters, 110 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy. in McDonough.
On the last week of the program participants will graduate and receive a certificate of completion.
“Each week participants will learn different aspects, tactics and strategies of firefighting and rescue operations,” Puckett said. “The program is designed to provide a greater understanding of the services the Henry County Fire Department provides. Participants will not graduate the academy with training for firefighting, but yet a better understanding of what firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics do on a daily basis.”
The program is two-fold in its design, she said.
“The information participants will receive will increase awareness as well as encourage more safety-conscious and informed members of the county,” Puckett said. “Both goals are positive and potentially life-saving for the communities of Henry County.”
The deadline for application is Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.
Information: (770) 288-6620 or www.co.henry.ga.us/fire