Prescott Fire Department to Host Summer 2019 Citizens Fire Academy

The Prescott Fire Department invites community members to get an inside look at how the department operates by attending the 2019 Citizens Fire Academy, to be held this May and June.

Participants will receive a complete overview of the various functions and services of the Prescott Fire Department, learn about the hiring process to become a Firefighter, what a typical day as a Firefighter consists of, as well as watch and interact with the men and women who serve the City of Prescott. Curriculum that will be presented includes: Organizational Structure and History, Fire-based Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Material response.  According to Chief Dennis Light, “This is our third annual academy and the reviews received have been stellar. Our community benefits by having a greater understanding of the full range of services the department provides in its ‘All Risk’ response model”.

Classes will begin Thursday, May 30th and run from 5:30PM – 8:00PM and continue for the next five weeks and conclude with wrap up and graduation on Thursday, June 27th. 

Participants must be 21 years of age and a legal U.S. resident.  Preference will be given to Prescott residents.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 3rd, at 4:00pm. Class size will be limited to 16 participants. 

For more information or to receive an application, please contact the Prescott Fire Department Business Manager at 928-777-1700 or email