Join the Burlington Citizen’s Fire Academy

Have you ever wanted to be a firefighter but life got in the way? The Burlington Fire Department would like to announce the opening of the application period for the 2024 Citizen’s Fire Academy. The Citizen’s Fire Academy will be 8 weeks long and take place on Thursday evenings for 2 hours. The application period will be closed on July 19th with selection coming the following week.

The Citizens Fire Academy is built to give the citizens of Burlington, and their service area in rural Des Moines County, first-hand knowledge of what the Burlington Fire Department does daily. The sessions will be taught by Burlington firefighters. Sessions will cover everything from being one of the busiest ALS services in Southeast Iowa, to fire ground operations, to driving a fire truck down the road.

A criminal history investigation will be done on the applicant to participate in the Citizen’s Fire Academy.

If interested please click to fill out an application. Please complete the fillable application and submit it electronically, or print and return the application to the Fire Department at 418 Valley Street in Burlington.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Fire Chief Matt Trexel at 319-753-8390