Through Friday, March 7, the Ann Arbor Citizens' Police, Fire and Courts Academy is taking applications for volunteers. The program provides a way to educate the community about the public safety system and ways to actively prevent fire and crime. The 10-week program will be held at the Ann Arbor Police and Fire Departments, Washtenaw Community College and the 15th District Court. Classes take place once a week from 6:30-9:30pm beginning Tuesday, March 18 through Tuesday, May 20. Topics will include: emergency management, first aid/CPR, fire behavior/safety, the criminal justice system and detective investigations. For more information about the program or to download an application, call 734-794-6933 or visit www.a2gov.org/police. All applications due by 5pm Friday, March 7.