Citizen Fire Academy
By Anthony Burnett, Fire Chief
March 18, 2022

Learn firsthand what it's like to be a firefighter during the Willingboro Fire Department's Citizen Fire Academy! The Citizen Fire Academy is fun and informative for the citizens living or working in the Township of Willingboro. During this eight-week program, participants complete several hands-on training evolutions to gain a better understanding of fire department operations and emergency response. Topics include firefighting turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), vehicle extrication, CPR/AED, search and rescue, hose operations, ladders, aerial operations, and much more.

This free, fun academy is to help inform participants on the way Willingboro Fire Department operates and the ultimate goal is to learn fire safety. There is no cost to attend this fun class. Participants must be as least 21 years of age and commit to attending seven of the eight classes. Space is limited as there is only 15 seats available. The group meets on every Monday evening from 6:30 - 9:30 pm (excluding holidays) and one Saturday morning at Willingboro Fire & EMS located at 398 Charleston Road.

For more details, please contact the Willingboro Fire Department at (609) 871-7476 or email Captain Reed Costello at

Applications can be found at any of the following locations:

1. Applications can be submitted online at:

2. Download .pdf version from "Attachments" below.

3. Stop by Willingboro Fire Department - 398 Charleston Road - Willingboro, NJ

Hyperlinks: Citizen Fire Academy - Fillable Online Application
Attachment Citizen Fire Academy - 2022 APPLICATION.pdf  (145k)