Citizens Fire Academy


Citizens Fire Academy is a chance for citizens to better appreciate and understand the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department employees and the services the department offers.

What to Expect

During the six-week course, students receive the opportunity to participate in activities and services provided by MFRD.

Students are able to try on turnout gear, experience climbing a 65’ aerial, practice extrication, run through the firefighter ability test, and much more.

More Information

Citizens Fire Academy is held in the fall of each year. Information is usually released in August. If you would like to know more about the CFA, contact Assistant Fire Marshal Shan Womack at 629-201-5618.

Testimonies & Comments

Comments are anonymously submitted after each class, allowing MFRD to collect feedback from class participants. A few of the comments shared were:
  • “Great to have hands on experience of what’s involved in the firefighters job.”
  • “Very educational. I have learned so much in all the classes.”
  • “Going through the firefighter physical endurance test was interesting.”
  • “Really enjoyed all subjects…Extrication, Rescue, and EMT…all instructors were very informative.”

Applying for the Academy
Fill out online application, download and email to Shan Womack at Or you can Print an application online or stop by or mail it to Shan Womack, MFRD Administration at 220 NW Broad Street Murfreesboro, TN 37130.