Citizens Fire Academy

The Skokie Fire Department offers this 8-week program for residents and employees of businesses in the Village of Skokie as part of our public education program. The Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) provides classroom instruction as well as hands-on exercises that are meant to develop a better understanding of the fire department and its operations.

CFA Overview

The academy provides an overview of:

  • CPR
  • The Department's History
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Prevention/Education
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Tactics
  • Specialty Teams

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

Applications for the CFA are made available each summer for that year's fall program. For more information, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at:


2023 CFA Graduates in Action

See our CFA 2023 graduates in action during a fire drill exercise at the Station 17 Drill Tower.