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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Orange Volunteer Fire Company Seeks Participants for the Upcoming Citizens' Fire Academy

The Citizens’ Fire Academy, sponsored by the Orange Volunteer Fire Company (OVFC), will be held each Thursday night from October 12, 2017 through November 11, 2017, with one (1) morning class on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The academy will be held at the OVFC Station 23, located at 205 Caroline Street, Orange, Virginia, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Citizens’ Fire Academy is a program to help citizens better understand the Orange County Fire and EMS departments’ emergency response operations and the multitude of services it provides to the community. The program teaches citizens about the many jobs firefighters provide on a daily basis and promotes citizen interaction with the firefighters.


Participants will experience hands-on learning about firefighting operations, protective clothing, CPR and AED, portable fire extinguishers, extrication, search and rescue, breathing-apparatus, and hose and ladders. Other topics include fire service history, organization structure, emergency apparatus and equipment, and fire prevention.


The OVFC Citizens’ Fire Academy is a great opportunity for people that reside in Orange County who want to know more about their Fire and EMS departments and experience what is required to be a firefighter.

The Citizens’ Fire Academy is open to all Orange County residents over the age of 18. Registration can be completed online at or by filling out a paper application and mailing it to Orange VFC, P.O. Box 367, Orange, Virginia 22960. Due to extensive hands-on training, the academy is limited to sixteen (16) participants.


For additional information, please contact Bert Roby at (540) 672-4304.

View the Citizens' Fire Academy Application
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