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The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is excited about this opportunity for young women to participate in a Fire Academy. In August of 2018, the Cedar Rapids Fire Department will offer the 2nd Annual Fully Involved Young Women's Fire Academy! Fully Involved is designed to introduce young women between the ages of 15-20 to firefighting as a career. The mission of the academy is to provide leadership and career development opportunities in the fire service for women.

Female Firefighters standing in front of ladder truck

To provide leadership and career development opportunities in the fire service for women


To empower, inspire, and support strong women leaders


Courage -  The quality that allows someone to take on a challenge that is difficult, dangerous, uncertain, or once thought to be beyond reach

Leadership -  The ability to make sound decisions, build trust, and inspire others to be successful in reaching their goals

Attitude -  Choosing to use a positive or “can do” thought process to increase achievement and motivate others

Strong - Having the physical and mental strength to promote confidence and a positive attitude

Steadfast - To be firm and unwavering in purpose, loyalty and resolve


Learn what it takes to be a firefighter:

  • Become CPR Certified           

  • Personal Protective Equipment                                             

  • Hoseline Handling

  • Physical Qualification Test

  • Search and Rescue Techniques

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Leadership and Team Building

  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

Where: Cedar Rapids Fire Department, 713 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

When: August 6th August 10th, 2018 -  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Who: Young Women 15-20 years old

Cost: $30

Online applications will be open March 15th through July 15th, 2018. The Young Women's Fire Academy will have 15 openings. Applicants will be notified on July 16th if they have been selected to participate in the 2018 Academy.
Please complete the Fully Involved Young Women's Fire Academy application.
After completing the application please print, sign and mail to:
Cedar Rapids Fire Department
Attn: Nicky Stansell
713 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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