Citizens Fire Academy

About the Program

The Grapevine Fire Department conducts a Citizens' Fire Academy once a year.

In the academy, recruits (citizens) experience the scope and detail of the fire and emergency medical services. Click on the CFA Application to apply.

CFA Application
The Citizens' Fire Academy includes classroom sessions where recruits learn the history and organization of the Grapevine Fire Department, as well as sessions of hands-on participation with rescue tools, hose lines, and fire extinguishers. The highlight of the academy is the Saturday trip to the DFW Airport Fire Training Facility. There, recruits experience what it is like to go into a building on fire with full protective gear of course, see the stages of fire, watch firefighters in action, and actually perform a search for victims with the thermal-imaging cameras.

Experience the Department

After a mandatory orientation, recruits may participate in the Fire Department Ride-Along program, which allows them to ride on fire engines and ambulances to actual emergency incidents. Academy recruits are able to observe firefighters as they work to save lives and property. Recruits also observe fire station life as firefighters cook, eat, and clean in their living unit.

From station personnel all the way up to the fire chief, the men and women of GFD will share their knowledge and experiences with anyone ready to listen. Interested citizens of Grapevine, who are over the age of 21, should fill out an application obtained from any Grapevine fire station or downloaded from this site.

For more information, please contact Grapevine Fire Department at 817.410.4424,