Community Fire Academy

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The Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) is excited to announce their first fire citizens academy. The purpose of the academy is to educate Harrisonburg city residents about how the Harrisonburg Fire Department operates and serves the community. The academy will provide a unique and fun experience for all participants. The academy is open to Harrisonburg city residents, 18 years and older, and is free of charge.


Important Dates:

Start Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

End Date: June 18, 2019

*Classes will be held every Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00pm at Fire Station #1 (80 Maryland Avenue).


*All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00pm. 

To print your own application: Community Fire Academy Application PDF[465KB]

You may mail or deliver completed applications to:

Harrisonburg Fire Department
Attn: Erin Stehle
101 North Main Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisonburg, VA 22802


You can also fill out the application online.


We expect to notify successful candidates no later than Friday, April 12, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the application packet or process, please contact:

Harrisonburg Fire Department- Lt. Erin Stehle at 540-432-7703 or