Citizens' Fire Academy

The Village of Skokie Fire Department offers this 10-week program for residents and employees of businesses in the Village of Skokie as part of their community education program. The Citizens' Fire Academy is designed to provide a working and hands-on knowledge of the fire department.

Department Overview

The academy provides an overview of:
  • CPR
  • The Department's History
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Prevention/Education
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Tactics
  • Specialty Teams
Citizen Fire Academy lesson
Through the combination of education, demonstration and participation, students will understand who, what, where, how and why the fire department works the way it does. The Skokie Citizens' Fire Academy is free and is available to those who live or work in Skokie. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at