RALEIGH - Recruit Academy 39 on the first day of their academy,
in the first hour of their orientation.
Thirty-four recruits will complete a twenty-eight week academy, receiving
state certifications in EMT, Firefighter I and II, NCRIT (rapid intervention
team), and Hazardous Materials Operation. They’ll also receive training on technical rescue, fireground
procedures, high-rise operations, accountability
systems, safety companies, engine and ladder company
operations, and firefighter safety and survival.
The recruits will also receive a minimum of three days a
week of physical fitness.
Mike Legeros photographs.