Clark County Fire Academy
Daily Academy Schedule
Tips for Success
Tips For Success
Come physically prepared. Starting the academy out of shape is setting yourself up for failure.
Spend some time learning about the history of the fire service, especially that of the Clark County Fire Department, prior to your first day.
Understand that you are making an investment in your future. This is a significant undertaking and should be looked upon as such.
Realize that you are entering into a career in which people’s lives are at stake, including your own. There is a seriousness and responsibility that accompanies this fact.
If you haven‘t already, learn how to work and succeed in a team-oriented environment. In the fire service and the fire academy we eat, work, succeed, and fail as a team.
Learn and live the Clark County Fire Department mission statement. Don’t just memorize it. Understand what the mission statement is saying at its core.
From this day forward you are a public servant and represent the Clark County Fire Department. Customer service is what you provide whether its 2pm or 2am.
Rest when you have time and take care of your body. Proper nutrition and rest/recovery time is essential during the fire academy. If you have questions please ask your cadre they will be more than happy to help.
Success is a state of mind. Unfortunately so is failure. Preparation and hard work serve to assist in attaining a successful state of mind.
Before, during, and after the recruit academy take a moment and say thank you to all those people who have helped you attain your goal of becoming a firefighter. Without them none of this would have been possible.