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Citizen’s Fire Academy

The Citizen’s Fire Academy is a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Mundelein Fire Department.

What is the Citizen’s Fire Academy?
The program consists of brief classroom discussions and a primary focus on hands-on exercises. There is one academy offered per year held in the fall and is limited to 20 students. There is no fee for anyone who enrolls.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Citizen’s Fire Academy is to create a well-informed cross section of the citizens from our community by describing and demonstrating the functions of the Mundelein Fire Department. 


  • To educate the public through a series of classroom and hands-on courses utilizing the resources and manpower of the Mundelein Fire Department.
  • To explain the tactics and strategies of firefighting and rescue, along with the dangers and benefits inherent to this type of service.
  • To provide insight into the inner workings of the Mundelein Fire Department and to better inform the residents of Mundelein about the multitude of services provided to the community.
  • To foster an understanding of the broad spectrum of knowledge, training, and skills necessary to be a member of the Mundelein Fire Department.
  • To better prepare Mundelein residents to react properly in the event of a fire or medical emergency.
  • To encourage our Academy participants to return to their organizations, neighborhoods and families to share information which will develop more safety-conscious citizens.

Through the Citizen’s Fire Academy, the Mundelein Fire Department offers citizens insights into how firefighters/paramedics perform their duties, as well as how the department serves the community. Individuals who would like to participate in the Academy must be at least 21 years of age. Those wishing to apply, or just seeking more information about the next Citizen’s Fire Academy should contact the Mundelein Fire Department at 847-949-3260.