The fourth Hamilton Citizens Fire Academy will be held this spring and registration is open now.
The Hamilton Fire Department will run the academy from 6:30-9 p.m. for nine consecutive Thursdays from March 30 to May 18. Graduation will be on May 25.
The Citizens Fire Academy will familiarize citizens with the operation and function of the Hamilton Fire Department. Classes will cover various topics that will include a history and overview of the department, fire safety, protective clothing, portable fire extinguishers, fire apparatus and equipment, auto extrication, special operations and more.
Classes will be taught by members of the Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton police officers and dispatchers.
The academy will also include a trip to the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy on a Saturday and a trip to Bradley Palmer State Park to see a fire tower.
There is no charge to attend the academy but the class size is limited to 20 people. Preference will be given to Hamilton residents. Academy participants must be 18 years old or older or have a parent’s signature if under 18. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, March 13.
Academy applications can be picked up at the Hamilton Fire Department, 265 Bay Road, Hamilton or by calling Fire Chief Philip Stevens at 978-468-5560. Applications are also available online or picked up at the Hamilton Town Clerk’s office at Hamilton Town Hall.