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2021 Citizen Fire Academy

The Bryant Fire Department (BFD) recognizes the importance of maintaining a close relationship with the citizens we serve. In an effort to further promote this relationship, the BFD has developed a program called the Citizen Fire Academy (CFA). The CFA is designed to teach citizens about the many jobs the BFD does on a daily basis and to promote citizen interaction with the firefighters and leaders of the department.

The Citizen Fire Academy is a dynamic 7-week program designed to provide participants with an inside view of the organization and operations of the BFD. The curriculum includes live demonstrations, classroom learning and hands-on experiences all of which are designed to give the participant a true feel for the BFD. Best of all, the entire program is free and open to anyone 18-years-of-age or older who lives in Bryant. Three citizens from each of the four city wards will be selected to attend. The deadline for applications to be submitted will be August 1, 2021.

We look forward to this event and the opportunity to get to know the citizens we serve better.


J.P. Jordan, Fire Chief

Citizen Fire Academy Details and Criteria

Who can apply? The CFA is open to anyone 18 or older and has no prior felony convictions. Classes are limited to no more than 12 students. This allows everyone to have a chance to do hands on activities.

When is the schedule? August 17, 2021 – September 28, 2021. “7 weeks”. Classes meet on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6:00p.m. Dinner will be provided. Classroom and hands-on activities run from 6:30 – 9:30pm.

Where will the classes be held? Classes are held at the Bryant Fire Department HQ, located at 312 Roya LN.

How do I apply? Submit Application your application online or by printing and sending to the address/email address listed below.

Curriculum: Classes in the CFA are taught by professional, career firefighters and include:

  • History of the Fire Service
  • Organization and Procedures
  • Fire Science
  • Fire Station Tour
  • Emergency Apparatus and Equipment
  • Fire Ground Operations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Self-Contained-Breathing-Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Search and Rescue
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training
  • CPR Certification
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire and Building Codes
  • Vehicle Extrication (Jaws of Life)

For more information, contact:

Tommy Hammond

Battalion Chief / Fire Marshal

312 Roya Lane Bryant, AR 72022

Office: 501-943-0964

Fax: 501-943-0982