Citizen Fire Academy
The Gwinnett County Fire Explorer Post is a program for teens ages 14 through 19 who are interested in one day pursuing a career as a Firefighter/Paramedic. The group meets weekly on Thursday nights to learn about the department, learn new basic firefighter skills, basic pre-hospital emergency medical care, and explore the possibilities that a career in the fire and emergency medical services has to offer.
The program is designed to be both educational and entertaining, but there are a few ground rules that all explorers must follow, including a dress code, a strict no drugs, alcohol, or foul language policy, and maintaining a “C” average or better during school months. If you or someone you know is interested in joining this exceptional youth program, contact the public information officer at 678.518.4824 or Tommy.Rutledge@gwinnettcounty.com for an application or for more information.