For those wondering just what does the Quincy Fire Department do while waiting for an alarm to come for their assistance, well the answer is..... plenty of things. Their so-called "idle" time is occupied daily with building inspections to flushing out fire hydrants.

For those who are inquisitive regarding the activities of the Quincy Fire Department, there is an opportunity coming up in June to learn more.  The Q.F.D. is holding another Citizen Fire Academy starting on June 1.

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The Citizen's Fire Academy is a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Quincy Fire Department. The 5-week session includes brief classroom discussions, with a primary focus on demonstration. There is no fee for enrollment. Individuals who would like to participate in the Citizen Fire Academy must be at least 18 years of age.

The weekly classes will be held each Tuesday in June with each class running approximately from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The classes will be held at the Fire Training classroom facility at 1900 Seminary Road in Quincy. The graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 29.

If you are interested in learning more about the operations of the Quincy Fire Department you will need to register first and do so quickly.  The class size is limited to the first 15 people who sign up. A registration form is available at the Central Fire Station office at 9th and Vermont in Quincy.

For more information, call 217-228-4459 or click on Citizen's Fire Academy Brochure.


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