Citizens’ Academy

Airway Station

This 4-week educational program provides an introduction to emergency medical services in an interactive environment. Instructors, all professional Cary Area EMS staff members, will teach practical sessions about EMS and what function EMS plays in today’s society.

The age requirement for the Academy is 18.

During this Academy you will: 

  • Learn about the history and structure behind your local EMS Agency
  • Become AHA CPR certified 
  • Participate in our Stop the Bleed! class
  • Equip yourself with life-saving skills to take into your community
  • Tour a 911 Communications center
  • Create an “Emergency Kit” to take home with you

This Academy is free of charge to all participants. Giving back to the community is a top priority for Cary Area EMS. Through the Citizens’ Academy, we feel that we are equipping participants with a knowledge base and skill set to help each other in times of crisis and furthering our partnership with the community. 

Class will be held Thursday evenings in the months of October and April from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

The program will be held at Cary Area EMS, 107 Medcon Court just north of the intersection of Maynard Road and Kildaire Farm Road. Please park in parking lot behind Terry’s Floor Fashion at 911 Kildaire Farm Rd. 

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. Once the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and you will be notified if an opening occurs. We will also be holding a Citizens’ Academy in October and a Summer Academy for Middle and Highschool students. 

Citizens' Academy Interest Form

Contact Mike Arnold at 919-380-6909 or email