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: May 10, 2023

End Date: June 14, 2023

*Classes will be held every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:30pm.


*All applications must be received no later than Monday, April 24, 2023 at 5:00pm.

You can fill out the application online.


We expect to notify successful candidates in April.

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

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