Community Fire Academy

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The Harrisonburg Fire Department (HFD) is excited to announce their fire citizens academy. The purpose of the academy is to educate Harrisonburg city residents about how the Harrisonburg Fire Department operates and serves the community. The academy will provide a unique and fun experience for all participants. The academy is open to Harrisonburg city residents, 18 years and older, and is free of charge.


Important Dates:

Start Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

End Date: June 9 2020

*Classes will be held every Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00pm at Fire Station #1 (80 Maryland Avenue).


*All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:00pm.

You can fill out the application online.


We expect to notify successful candidates no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the application packet or process, please contact:

Harrisonburg Fire Department- Lt. Erin Stehle at 540-432-7703 or