11/18/10 154 W, 1 I - + 15 - 7 Cary Firefighters Graduate Friday

In a ceremony tomorrow night, Friday, November 19, at Council Chambers at the Cary Town Hall, the Cary Fire Department celebrates the graduation of Fire Academy #16. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. The town hall is located at 316 N. Academy Street.

The 16 recruits started their 18-week academy on July 6. In a first for the fire department, all of the recruits were already certified as firefighters in the State of North Carolina. This resulted in a shorter academy by about five weeks. In fact, the recruits have already been on shift for a couple cycles.

Their classroom training was conducted at Fire Station 7, with practical exercises at a variety of locations including the Wake County Fire Training Center. They're pictured below during air ambulance training in August with WakeMed. The recruits were hired to fill existing vacancies.

Congratulations to the new firefighters. Good luck in your careers! Click to enlarge:

Great shots of the graduation ceremony. And congratulations to the class, especially Sean J. Cather (Smiley) from Western Wake Fire Rescue. I had the pleasure of joining just before Sean came along and have had the fortune of seeing him grow in his role in the fire service. I’m sure he will be as much of an asset to Cary as he is as Western Wake.

Congratulations, class!
Duda - 11/20/10 - 22:27

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