Community Events

City of Scottsdale Fire Academy

The academy provides an up-close and personal experience with Scottsdale Fire Department and all it does for the community. The Scottsdale Fire Citizens Academy will expose you to all areas of the department and its mission of caring for residents and visitors within an action-packed environment.

The program takes place Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. over six consecutive weeks. Graduation is on a Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon,  which includes a skills demonstration day where program participants and firefighters work together.

The Spring academy will begin March 20, 2019, and culminate with graduation on April 27.

The academy is open to Scottsdale residents, Scottsdale business owners and City of Scottsdale employees. Space is limited to 30 applicants.

Contact Jim Ford ( for more information.

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