Sign up for Lombard's second annual Citizen's Fire Academy

  • Citizen's Fire Academy

    Citizen's Fire Academy Courtesy of Village of Lombard

Updated 8/5/2022 9:01 PM

The Lombard Fire Department invites citizens living or working in Lombard to participate in its second annual Citizen's Fire Academy, beginning Sept. 14.

The academy is led by Lombard firefighters and designed to provide participants an opportunity to learn about the work and training Lombard firefighters perform on a daily basis.


The Citizen's Fire Academy is a free, five-week program held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lombard Fire Station #45, 50 E. St. Charles Road. The program will begin on Sept. 14 and run through Oct. 12.

The academy will consist of classroom instruction, interactive discussions, and hands-on practical exercises focusing on various aspects of being a firefighter, including wearing personal protective equipment, extinguishing a fire, climbing a ladder, vehicle extrication, and much more. After completing the program, participants will have a better understanding of how the Lombard Fire Department responds to fire and medical emergencies.

To be eligible, individuals must be at least 18 years old and live or work in the Lombard. Class size will be limited to 10 participants.

Applications are due by Aug. 19, and are available for printing on the Village's website at, or may be picked up at Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. The Lombard Fire Department will inform citizens if they have been accepted to the academy by Aug. 29.

For more information, visit contact Fire Marshal Perry Johnson by phone at (630) 873-4576 or email at