12/30/11 175 W, 1 I - + 8 - 3 Recruit Academy 37 Starts in Raleigh

The newest members of the Raleigh Fire Department reported for duty this morning at the Keeter Training Center for the start of Recruit Academy 37. Twenty-nine future firefighters will spend 28 weeks receiving certifications as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), North Carolina Fire Fighter Level I and II, and North Carolina Hazardous Materials Operations. They'll also receive training on technical rescue, hazardous materials operations, fireground procedures, high-rise operations, rapid intervention teams (RIT), accountability systems, safety companies, engine and ladder company operations, and firefighter safety and survival.

EMT classes will comprise the first eight weeks of their instruction. They'll also receive physical fitness training that will continue through the duration of the academy. By the end of their training, the recruits will participate in live fire burns at the Wake County Fire Training Center and Central Carolina Community College in Sanford. They'll also attend firefighter survival training at Gaston Community College in Gastonia.

Recruit Academy 37 graduates on July 12, 2012. See also this press release. Congratulations and good luck!

Good luck Jonathan Seagroves!
BLVFD - 12/30/11 - 14:19

Good luck Lewis and Julio! Y’all are gonna do big things!
H2Os - 12/30/11 - 16:12

so when this class graduates, does this mean that Ladder 9 goes into service or are these new fire fighters going to fill vacancies due to retirements.
charlie - 12/30/11 - 19:30

Vacancies for retirements….no Ladder 9. After they graduate, I think it will only increase our total by 2.
Silver - 12/30/11 - 19:55

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