Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy Announces Recruit Graduation
Bell Buckle, TN – Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak will deliver the commencement address to the twenty-second recruit firefighter class at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy on April 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
April’s recruit class is comprised of 12 students from across Tennessee. During the 10-week program, students performed a variety of training exercises such as victim rescue, managing hazardous fuel spills, and combatting live fires. By incorporating live simulations into the basic firefighting training, the Academy prepares recruits for scenarios that they will commonly encounter as firefighters.
“The goal of the basic firefighter training program is to give these men and women the tools necessary to tackle any challenge they might face in the field,” TFACA Executive Director Roger Hawks said. “We are extremely proud of this class and know that these recruits are going to make a difference in their respective communities.”
Recruit / Firefighter I Participating Fire Departments:
Bloomingdale Volunteer FD
Chapel Hill Fire Department
Gallatin Fire Department
Hendersonville Fire Department
Humbolt Fire Department
Loudon Fire Department
Mid County Volunteer FD
Milan Fire Department
Nolensville Volunteer FD
Paris Fire Department
Alan Pitner, CEO of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, will make a presentation of a ”Challenge Coin” to each of the graduating students. The Chamber supported the creation of the coin and helped with design. The coin is a show of support for the Academy. The coin is Red, White and Blue and contains the “Three Stars” symbol from the Tennessee State Flag and the logo of the Academy in raised gold letters.
The Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy offers a unique dual curriculum and provides nearly 500 courses to fire departments, codes professionals and other emergency response agencies throughout the state. For more information about the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy, visit http://tn.gov/commerce/sfm/tfaca/index.shtml call toll free 1-800-747-8868 or 931-294-4111.
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