Registration is now open for the next Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) class, which begins March 26 and graduates May 28. The Academy is held once a year and is a free, 10-week program open to persons ages 21 and older who either live or work in Richardson or the Richardson Independent School District. Class participants meet one night a week from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Richardson Training Center, 1621 E. Lookout Dr.

The intent of the CFA is not to train people to become firefighters, but rather to help them experience firsthand the duties and responsibilities of firefighters, so that they can use their knowledge to create a safer home and work environment and educate others about the Richardson Fire Department (RFD). Participants receive an insider’s view of the vast services the RFD provides and each is allowed to spend time at fire stations. Applications are available online.

Contact: 972-744-5750