Sixteen New Firefighters Set to Start Their CareersMarch, 06, 2014
March 6, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2014-08)
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-2857/Fax: (251) 208-2861
SIXTEEN NEW FIREFIGHTERS SET TO START THEIR CAREERS
Mobile Fire-Rescue Officials will hold graduation ceremonies on Friday, March 7, for sixteen newly trained firefighters who have completed ten weeks of firefighter training. The ceremony, set to begin at 10:00 a.m., will be held in the first floor multi purpose room at Government Plaza.
As is with tradition in the fire service, the graduates will take the oath of office, receive their badges and fire helmets.
Seven of the graduates will work for Mobile Fire-Rescue, five with Prichard Fire Department, two with Daphne Fire Department and two with Atmore Fire Department.
The seven firefighters for Mobile are former cadets who went through two years of training to become Paramedics before going through firefighter training.
Graduates were trained in firefighting, rescue and hazardous materials response and awareness.
In addition to the physical requirements, each recruit spent approximately 360 hours meeting the academic requirements consisting of 21 subject areas and have received Firefighter I and II certification from the State of Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission.
Those graduating are:
David Adams – Prichard FD
Clayton Allen – MFRD
Joshua Brewer – Daphne FD
Dallas Carl – Prichard FD
Cody Chinrock – MFRD
Andrew Edwards – MFRD
Christopher Henning – Prichard FD
Jesse Hennis – MFRD
Charles Horn – MFRD
Travis Pruitt – Atmore FD
James Rogers – Daphne FD
Michael Rollin – Atmore FD
Michael Summerville – Prichard FD
Nicholas Wilkinson – MFRD
Stanley Williams – Prichard FD
John Young, III - MFRD