Citizen's Fire Academy

The Citizen's Fire Academy (CFA) is a free 6 week program designed to give an overview of the St. Lucie County Fire District, Emergency operations, Public Safety Complex, and other emergency services.


  • Emphasizes the role citizens play in prevention efforts
  • Provides an overview of the St. Lucie County Fire District, EOC, Public Safety Complex and other emergency services
  • Taught by firefighters and administrators


  • Open to those 18 years or older who live or work in St. Lucie County

Class Location/Time

  • Classes start at 5:30 p.m.
  • Runs for six weeks
  • Various locations including fire stations

Why You Should Attend

  • Learn about services that St. Lucie County Fire District provides
  • Make your home, workplace, and community safer

Learning Objectives

  • How emergency calls are dispatched to your home
  • Why does an engine respond with an ambulance on medical emergencies
  • Why multiple fire trucks are sent on a car accident or fire
  • How to make your home or business safer

CFA Is Serious Fun

You'll have the opportunity to experience and witness exciting things like:
  • Air Rescue demonstration
  • Hands-on fire extinguisher training
  • Hazmat Team demonstration
  • Holding a fire hose while water is flowing
  • Tactical Response Team demonstration

How to Apply

New Class dates have not been announced yet. Please contact Brenda Stokes at 772-621-3333 for more information. Anyone who is not accepted into the current class will be put on a waiting list for a future classes.