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Fire department offers spring fire academy
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February 13, 2014 02:32 PM | 1617 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Henry County Fire Department will be offering a 10-week citizen fire academy for county residents.

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


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