Clive Citizen and Youth Fire Academy

2020 Citizens and Youth Fire Academies are CANCELLED
Due to current restrictions in regard to the Covid-19 Pandemic we are unable to hold this year's event.

Please see the information below to plan for next year's event:

Please complete the application form at the link in the logo below. Payment of $25 will be due at the first class session. Any questions may be directed to Fire Marshal Clay Garcia at (515) 223-1595.

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CLIVE CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY    CLIVE YOUTH FIRE ACADEMY

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with 1 hour lunch break. 

Introduction
The Clive Fire Department Citizen’s Fire Academy (CCFA) is open to any persons 18 or older. This 1 day program is held at Fire Station 32, 8505 Harbach Blvd, Clive, IA. Class size will be limited to 10 citizens.

The academy concludes with a live structure fire exercise inside of the training tower.

Objectives
Designed for adults to learn more about how the fire department is organized and operates. The CFA hopes to better inform the residents of Clive as to the purpose and inner workings of the Clive Fire Department and discover what diverse services the Fire Department offers our community. The CFA also encourages citizens to return to their neighborhoods and relay to their friends and neighbors the proper procedures to use to become more safety conscious citizens. The CFA will provide an interactive forum for both the Fire Department and the citizens to share information.

Anticipated Benefits

  • The opportunity to be able to react in a positive manner should some type of fire or other emergencies arise.
  • An increased awareness and knowledge to keep your home and workplace accident free.
  • A better understanding of why and how the Fire Department conducts itself in an emergency.
  • The opportunity to interact and address community concerns relative to the Fire Department.
  • The opportunity to experience the job of your firefighters and understand the service they provide to your community.

Topics
Some topics covered during the CCFA will be, but are not limited to: CFA General Information, Overview of the Clive Fire Department, Department Hiring Process, Training and Continued Education, Bunker Gear Demonstration, SCBA Demonstration, Motor Vehicle Extrication, Public Fire and Life Safety Education, Technical Rescue Team Demonstration, Fire Scene Operations, Home Fire Safety / Fire Extinguisher training, and CPR certification.

Instructors
All class instructors are members of the Clive Fire Department and are committed to providing appropriate and accurate information to all participants in the CFA. All instructors are State of Iowa Certified Firefighters or Certified in their field of expertise. Members of the department will assist in all of the hands-on drills.

Class Size / Selection of Participants
Each session will accept the first 10 registered citizens. A larger group inhibits frequent interaction between participants and instructors. SAFETY is of the utmost concern and limiting participants allows for a safer learning environment.

It is imperative for the participants to realize that the Citizens Fire Academy is a learning experience to help them better understand and handle themselves in emergency situations.

It is not intended to train them as firefighters or to assist at an emergency scene.

Measuring the Academy’s Success
In order to keep the CFA informative and interesting, participants are encouraged to critique the program throughout its entirety. Enhancements to the program will be implemented as a result of the feedback received from the participants.

Citizens are encouraged, but not mandated, to participate in all practical demonstrations and to interact with the instructors and one another. All practical exercises will be considered optional for any member wishing to not participate in a particular drill.

The CCFA participants will be using self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), Firefighter bunker gear, extrication equipment, and firefighting hand and power tools.  Participants may also be moving weighted objects in excess of 100 pounds, climbing ladders, operating fire hoses, exposed to heights, live fire and elevated temperatures.  All practical exercises during the CFA will be supervised and monitored by firefighters of the Clive Fire Department. A medical physical is not required; however, any persons that may possess any physical ailments that may interfere with these activities, such as respiratory ailments (asthma or similar conditions), or previous back or joint injuries, should consult their physician before participating in the Clive CFA. 

*Liability Waiver and DCI criminal history check must be completed on the web form at the link within the logo below.*

 

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with 1 hour lunch break. 

Introduction
The Clive Youth Fire Academy (CYFA) is open to any persons between the ages of 8-12 upon completion of application. This 1-day program is held at Fire Station 32, 8505 Harbach Blvd, Clive, IA. Class size will be limited to 10 students. A final presentation is held at the Clive Fire Department training tower (F.A.S.T. Center).

Objectives
The objective of the program is to provide all participants a fun, educational, and hands on experience into what the fire service is. The CYFA also encourages participants to return to their neighborhoods and relay to their friends and family the proper procedures to use to become more safety conscious. The CYFA will provide an interactive forum for both the Fire Department and the citizens to share information and learn.

Anticipated Benefits
  • The opportunity to be able to react in a positive manner should some type of fire or other emergencies arise.
  • An increased awareness and knowledge to keep your home accident free.
  • A better understanding of why and how the Fire Department conducts itself in an emergency.
  • The opportunity to utilize the same tools that firefighters use daily
  • The opportunity to experience the job of your firefighters and understand the service they provide to our community.

Topics
Some topics covered during the Clive CYFA will be, but are not limited to: CYFA General Information, overview of the Clive Fire Department, fire department operations, emergency medical operations, and general fire safety

Instructors
All class instructors are members of the Clive Fire Department and are committed to providing appropriate and accurate information to all participants in the CYFA. All instructors are State of Iowa Certified Firefighters or Certified in their field of expertise. Members of the department will assist in all of the hands-on drills.

“Our kids had a blast and learned so much!”