Friday, June 10, 2011

Tacoma Fire Department Welcomes New Recruits

Family and friends gathered for a cheerful graduation ceremony today, as the Tacoma Fire Department welcomed 21 new firefighters to their ranks this afternoon.  The graduates completed 13 weeks of intensive preparation, and have been diligently training to respond to hazardous materials incidents, vehicle extrication operations, confined space rescue, fire suppression, and emergency medical incidents.  

Successfully completing the classroom, hands on and competency based testing allows these recruits to graduate to probationary firefighter status and they will continue to demonstrate their skills over the next 9 months at which time they will achieve firefighter in full standing.  On behalf of the citizen's we serve and Tacoma Fire Department, welcome and congratulation's recruits!