Fire academy to begin
The Edmond Fire Department's next Citizen's Fire Academy starts March 7.
The 12-week program provides a basic understanding of fire, rescue and emergency medical operations in the fire department.
The program will enhance participants' knowledge of the fire department's capabilities, as well as build relationships between firefighters and residents, said fire Maj. Mitch Rainwater.
Classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Edmond Fire Department Training Center, 5300 E Covell Road.
Applicants must be at least 18, must live or work in Edmond and have no criminal record.
Applications are available at www.edmondok.com. For more information, call 216-7303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCO announces enrollment numbers
University of Central Oklahoma officials announced 16,018 students are attending classes on the Edmond campus. This is the second consecutive record-breaking spring semester.
The record tops the previous record by 1.2 percent, set last spring with 15,832 students.
Children's Safety Challenge set
The Edmond Fire Department will host a Spring Break Children's Safety Challenge March 18 and 19 at the Children's Safety Village.
The program, a safety education class that could save a child's life, is designed for children ages 4 through 7.
Classes are from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Each class will include classroom discussion and hands-on experience.
On March 20, children will participate in a safety course at the Children's Safety Village. Child-size firefighters' suits are provided. Parents are invited to observe the children go through the course.
Enrollment fee is $20 and includes a T-shirt and snacks. Class size is limited to 25. To enroll, call 216-7303.
Golf club hosts youth lessons
KickingBird Golf Club is starting a program for children ages 4 to 7 who want to learn how to play golf.
“Our community is comprised of active families and we want to bring the game of golf into their lives whether they have a golf background or are just being introduced,” said Brian Soerensen, KickingBird Golf Club professional.
Four sessions will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in March. The cost is $70 per child.
Another program designed for the beginning golfer is the Get Golf Ready Program. The five-session program teaches the basics of golf along with a guided opportunity to put skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.
The cost is $99. For more information, call 341-5350.