Citizen’s Fire Academy

Goal: To foster public awareness and understanding of the Cookeville Fire Department’s mission and roles in our community; through citizen’s participation and education.

Subjects that are discussed through the 11-week program are kept at a basic level and they are intended as an overview for that particular subject. These subjects are intended to cover a full spectrum of responsibilities that the Cookeville Fire Department responds to.

Subject’s matters presented to the participants of the Citizens Fire Academy Program.

  • Cookeville Fire Departments History
  • Firefighter Safety
  • Personnel Protective Equipment
  • SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • Fire Behavior
  • Water Supply
  • Ladders
  • Search and Rescue
  • Arson Detection
  • Origin and Cause Detection
  • Fire Control
  • Ventilation, Salvage, and Overhaul
  • CPR and AED use
  • Basic First Aid
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Fire Codes, Fire Inspections, and Enforcement
  • Fire and Life Safety
  • Extrication

Two classes are offered each year. One is held in the spring and another in the fall. If you are interested in attending either class please contact Chief Roger Fuqua 931-520-5236 or Captain Tom Brown at 931-520-5252 or e-mail by clicking on the persons name. The cost for attending the Academy is $40.00.  An application is available  below in PDF format and can be faxed to 931-520-5399. Candidates must be 18 years of age to enroll.