Register now for the Fall Fire Rescue Exchange Academy

City of Great Falls Montana





DATE:  September 21, 2012

CONTACT: Fire Chief Randy McCamley, 727-8070


GREAT FALLS, Montana – Great Falls  Fire Rescue is pleased to announce it has scheduled the upcoming Fall session of the Fire Rescue Exchange Academy (FRX). FRX is designed to provide citizens of Great Falls the opportunity to experience firsthand how their fire department is organized and operates.

Over the course of eight weeks, FRX participants will learn about different areas of the fire department ranging from the training of fire fighters, to special rescue operations. Participants will also experience working with a number of fire rescue tools and techniques commonly used by firefighters. Those participating in FRX will be encouraged to provide feedback and insight into how they view the current level of fire rescue services and their expectations for the future.

According to Chief McCamley, “FRX is a great outreach tool for our Department. It is an excellent way for the public to gain a better understanding of the Fire Department and truly experience what our fire fighters do on a daily basis.”

FRX is free to the public and consists of one class weekly for eight weeks. These evening classes will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Charles Carrico Regional Training Center and will run October 24 – December 12, 2012. Those interested in attending must be 18 years of age or older, must be a resident of the city of Great Falls and pass a law enforcement background check. Applications and liability release forms are available at Fire Station 1 (105 9th Street South) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at  (see below as well) beginning  Monday, September 24. Space for the program is limited to twenty citizens per academy and applications are due October 15.

For more information regarding the Fire Rescue Exchange Academy contact Chief McCamley at 727-8070.