Fire Department

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.

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