The Inver Grove Heights Fire Department jointly hosts an annual Citizen’s Fire Academy alongside the South Metro Fire Department. This unique eight-week program, open to residents who live and/or work within the cities of West St. Paul, South St. Paul, or Inver Grove Heights, typically takes place in the fall months, usually October and November.
In the Citizen’s Fire Academy, participants will be given a from-the-inside view of the differing professional lives of Inver Grove Heights and South Metro firefighters. Along with an in-depth informational look at each fire department, the Citizens Fire Academy includes participation in varying fire, rescue, and EMS activities such as:
Basic First Aid
Automobile extrication and rescue
Limited controlled live fire training using propane props
Orientation to Dakota County’s Emergency Dispatching system
2019 Citizen's Academy Application
Applications for the Citizen’s Fire Academy are now being accepted until the the program is filled. Please view the following documents: