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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Fire Department Accepting Applications for Citizens Fire Academy

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is accepting applications for the Citizens Fire Academy, to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., Aug. 30 – Sept. 22. Dinner will be provided.

The purpose of the Winston-Salem Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy is not to train an individual to be a firefighter, but to produce informed citizens and build long-lasting relationships with residents in our community. 

Participants will gain insight into the inner workings of the Winston-Salem Fire Department through a series of classroom and hands-on sessions; and gain an understanding of the broad spectrum of knowledge, training and skills that are necessary to be a member of the Winston-Salem Fire Department.

The Citizens Fire Academy is free and is open to residents 18 and older. Participants will be selected through an application process and must commit to attending all eight classes. Class size is limited. 

Applications must be received by Aug. 12. A link to the application is posted at For additional information contact Theresa Knops at 336-407-1343 or

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