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Wednesday, February 27
Johns Creek residents can get a detailed look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy returns March 12. During the eight-week course (nine class days), participants will learn about JCFD’s operations, fire tactics and strategies and aspects of fire prevention. Class members will participate in practical drills, both firefighting and emergency medical exercises. The academy meets March 12, 23, 26 and April 2, 6, 9, 16, 27 and 30, and includes classroom instruction (equipment, fire prevention); demonstrations (CPR, First Aid); and practical exercises (fire training, emergency medical exercises). Class times are Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Class dates and times are subject to …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Inaugural Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy cadets participated in live fire simulation in their final course.
Tough. Courageous. Resolute. If dictionary definitions carried pictures, you’d likely see a Johns Creek firefighter displayed beside one or all of the above. Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy cadets found out first-hand what it was like to step into the heavy rubber boots and squeeze into and out of the thick, bulky fire suits of its hometown heroes Saturday at the Roswell-Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center off Maxwell Road. This was the final JCCFA course meeting of this inaugural and continuing eight-week program. The class convened June 4 and Johns Creek Fire Department command saved the best for last. JCCFA offers ordinary citizens extraordinary access to JCFD operations. It’s open to adult Johns Creek residents and those who …
Monday, July 23, 2012
JCFD Citizens Academy cadets learn about emergency communications and mass emergency protocol.
The Johns Creek Fire Department maintains a constant state of readiness to respond to fires on a moment’s notice. But preplanning and response protocol for natural and man-made disasters is another facet of emergency response operations JCFD personnel is tasked to handle. Tornadoes. Floods. Blizzards. HAZMAT. Zombie apocalypse. No matter how far-fetched the threat may be, JCFD goes Code Red and Stations 61, 62 and 63 roll hot when public safety’s on the line during a mass emergency event. And that’s where the city of Johns Creek’s emergency response framework enters the arena. Everything from mass disbursement of antidotes for chemical or biological agents introduced into the environment to directives for hurricane or flood evacuation …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
American Heart Association video class instruction on first aid and CPR provided real-life scenarios in classroom setting.
Make sure the scene is safe. If first aid had a Ten Commandments, this life-saving mandate would surely sit at the top of the list. Everything from the number and depth of chest compressions to render during CPR on adults and children to the proper application of triage in a first aid event were just a few demonstration-only exercises Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy cadets participated in Saturday during an intensive six-hour session at Station 62. The academy allows ordinary Johns Creek adult residents who can pass a criminal background check extraordinary access to JCFD operations, equipment and procedures. Saturday's Week 4 class, led by JCFD Fire Training and EMT Coordinator Lt. Tom Johnson, proved that fire officials’ commitment …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Johns Creek Fire Department Citizens Academy cadets receive hands-on instruction.
Compare it to Christmas Eve when giddy children can barely contain their restless anticipation for a glimpse of the man in the big red suit. In this case, however, it was a gathering this past week of a dozen adult Citizens Fire Academy cadets in a breakout session for the course’s Week 3 instruction on fire science and live demonstrations of firefighting equipment and apparatus. But rather the man in the big red suit delivering toys in his fabled reindeer-driven sleigh, it was a real life delivery of big red trucks from Johns Creek Fire Department Division Chief of Training and Fire Safety, Chris Coons. Joining Coons were his uniformed colleagues – the ‘Shakerag Sharks’ – of Johns Creek Fire Department 62 parading their state-of-the-art …