Citizen's Fire Academy

 The Meriden Fire Department is pleased to announce the dates for our inaugural Citizens Fire Academy. Classes begin on September 6th and will run for eight weeks.  The Citzen's Fire Academy is open to anyone 18-years-of-age or older who either works or lives in Meriden and has no felony convictions. Classes are limited to 20 students - all classroom sessions will be held in the Station 1 classroom, beginning at 6:00 pm. Practical skills sessions will begin at 9:00 am in locations to be determined.  Spots are first come, first served. Preference will be given to Meriden residents.

Click here for an application or pick one up at any Meriden Fire Department. For more information call Division Chief Michael Shaw 203-530-3668 


  • September 6th – orientation, department structure, mission and history
  • September 13th – Engine Company operations, classroom
  • September 20th – Ladder Company operations, classroom
  • September 23rd – Practical skills day, engine and ladder company operations
  • September 27th – CPR
  • October 4th – Hazardous material awareness
  • October 11th – Technical rescue operations
  • October 14th – Practical skills day, technical rescue
  • October 18th – Fire Marshal overview, fire extinguisher training
  • October 25th – Graduation