Citizens Fire Academy

The Citizens Fire Academy is a ten-week program that gives residents an opportunity to learn more about how the Allen Fire Department is organized and operated. The Academy is held once a year at the Ronald Gentry Training Center inside Central Fire Station. Participants experience:
  • Demonstrations of emergency operations
  • Fire and life safety training
  • Riding along with on-duty firefighters on emergency calls
Completion of the Citizens Fire Academy will provide an in-depth understanding of the department, but is not to be confused with a fire service training academy for future career firefighters.

Upcoming Classes


The 2017 Citizens Fire Academy will begin Thursday, March 16. The class will meet each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ron Gentry Training Center (310 Century Parkway), north of the Central Station bay. Students must apply to reserve a spot in the class. Applications are due Friday, February 24.


How to Apply


To be eligible for the Academy, participants must be at least 18 years old and either live or work in the City of Allen. Download the application or pick one up at the Allen Fire Department Administration Building (Central Fire Station). You may fax, mail or deliver the completed application to:

Allen Fire Department Administrative Offices
310 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
Fax: 214.509.4410

For More Information


To find out more, please contact our Public Education Coordinator Linda Greenidge at 214.509.4413.
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