So far, my fellow academy participants and I have learned a lot about the history of the Villa Park Fire Department, its daily operations and fire behavior. One of the best parts of the Citizens Fire Academy is that even when we’re watching videos, the real-life applications of what we’re learning are never in short supply. During our last 2.5-hour class, the Villa Park Fire Department responded to three emergency calls.
For those looking for more adventure, don’t worry! CFA participants do more than watch videos and discuss fire behavior. Just last week, we watched a live demonstration of flashover, which is when all combustible material in a room ignites simultaneously.