The Dodd J. Miller Training Center is located at 5000 Dolphin Road. The Training Center was completed in 1987 and contains 17,000 square feet of classrooms, an apparatus room, and offices. In addition, there is a driving course, a flashover chamber, a railroad tank car, a 7 story commercial simulator, a 3 story open drill tower, and residence simulator.
The Clothing and Supply Section is responsible for quartermaster services including firefighter personal protective ensembles, uniforms, fire station supplies, emergency medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. This section is in a 20,200 sq. ft. facility.

Citizens' Fire Academy (CFA)

The program is for Dallas residents 18 years or older who are interested in learning more about how Dallas Fire-Rescue is organized & how we conduct operations over a 8 week period.

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We will provide citizens an overview of the services that Dallas Fire-Rescue provides, increase fire and life safety awareness, and promote the customer service aspect of our department.


We seek to provide participants with knowledge of our core job functions with classroom instruction and live demonstrations.


The program is for individuals 18 years or older who are interested in learning more about how Dallas Fire-Rescue is organized and how we conduct operations. The department's multifaceted operations will be explored during the 8-week fire academy. Each night on Thursdays, participants will meet at the fire academy and learn about various subjects such as Dallas Fire-Rescue's hiring and training process, apparatus familiarization, hazardous materials team, USAR (Urban Search and Rescue), fire tactics and strategies, along with other engaging topics. Participants will also receive valuable life safety CPR certification training. The fire inspection division will give an overview of their operations and provide information on volunteer opportunities. The last week of the 8-week program will be comprised of a full day (on a Saturday) of hands-on training and demonstrations such as vehicle extrication and rappelling. At the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony at the training center with certificate presentations and photographs. Criminal background checks will be conducted on all applicants for the CFA.

Classes will be conducted at the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department's Training Center located at 5000 Dolphin Road (Academy Building-B) with our initial class in the Building A auditorium (Administration Building).

Selected participants must bring their completed Personal Inquiry Waiver of liability and Model Release forms upon attending the first evening of instruction. For more information about the class or to request a copy of the application, please contact the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Training Center at 214-670-0231.

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