Metro North Fire district seeks board members, citizens for academy

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Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 2/19/20

North Metro Fire Rescue District is looking for residents to join its Citizens Academy April 1 through May 13. The academy teaches community members about the fire district through fun and …

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Metro North Fire district seeks board members, citizens for academy

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North Metro Fire Rescue District is looking for residents to join its Citizens Academy April 1 through May 13.

The academy teaches community members about the fire district through fun and interactive classes.

The academy will be meet Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at North Metro Fire Headquarters in Broomfield. Academy participants will also spend a Saturday at the District’s Training Center in Northglenn learning how firefighters train for the job.

The program is not designed for people seeking a career in the fire service.

Academy participants will learn the ins and outs of the fire district, including the different kinds of emergency the district staff respond to, emergency dispatch and how firefighters handle various kind of hazards.

The eight-week format will include both classroom and hands-on educational activities in each session that are designed to be fun and engaging. Participants will assist with an auto extrication, learn about wildland firefighting, try out technical rescue techniques and learn how to give CPR.

Following the academy’s completion, participants will be recognized at a graduation ceremony.

The Citizens Academy is free for participants and open to fire district residents and property owners 18-years-old or older. They must submit an application and fulfill the minimum program requirements.

Anyone interested in attending the academy should apply by March 2. An academy application can be downloaded at www.nmfr.org/citizensacademy online.

Board members sought

The district is also looking for candidates to run in its upcoming board of directors election in May 5.

Three three-year director positions will be open in the election.

Anyone interested in serving on North Metro Fire’s board of directors may obtain a self-nomination and acceptance form from the District’s Headquarters or through its website (www.nmfr.org/boardelection). The nomination form must be completed and returned to North Metro Fire, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020, no later than close of business on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Candidates must have been a resident of North Metro Fire Rescue District for at least 30 days or the owner or spouse of the owner of a property owner within the district.

The board consists of five members who help establish policies and set the annual budget for the District.

The board meets at 5 p.m on the third Tuesday of every month.

For more information, call (303) 452-9910 or visit www.nmfr.org/boardelection.

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