Citizens Fire Academy

The City of Celina is hosting the first annual Citizen’s Fire Academy.  The academy will host participants that either live in the City of Celina or those that own a business in Celina. The Citizen’s Fire Academy will provide an immense amount of information resulting in the class participant’s thorough understanding of the life of a firefighter. Informative presentations will include SCBA, Electricity Demonstration, Suppression roles and Fire Marshal Responsibilities.  

To be eligible for the Academy, participants must be at least 18 years of age and either live or work in the City of Celina. A criminal background is completed on each applicant.

Completion of the Academy provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the Celina Fire Department although not a formal fire service training academy.

 Duration: 10 Weeks (classes every week to include one Saturday) 

  • Class Start Date: March 10th, 2022
  • Class End Date: May 10th, 2022 (Graduation – City July City Council)
  • Class Length: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Saturday Class, April 16 - 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Class Capacity: 12 people (Residents and business owners of Celina)

For more information on the Citizens Fire Academy, please contact Jacob Talley, Firefigher at

Accepting applications January 3.

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Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of “hands on” activities that our Fire Department does on a daily basis to include:

  • Forcible Entry
  • Nozzle Operations
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • CPR Certification 
  • Aerial Ladder Climb
  • Air Transportation (Helicopter) 
  • Fire ground evolutions