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53 new firefighters graduate from TEEX Firefighter Recruit Academy

3/29/2017 12:00 AM

COLLEGE STATION - Fifty-three new firefighters graduated from the TEEX Firefighter Recruit Academy, Class No. 152, after completing 12 weeks of intensive training at the Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station.  The firefighters came from Texas, Minnesota, Alaska, Indiana and Missouri, plus the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

The graduation ceremony was held March 24 at the Hildebrand Equine Complex at Texas A&M University. Fire Chief (retired) Anthony Calagna of the Village Fire Department in Houston gave the keynote address.

The academy prepares entry-level firefighters to earn the ProBoard certification for Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and HazMat Operations.  The program is also eligible for college credit through the Fire Science Technology degree program at Blinn College.

The TEEX academy meets or exceeds the requirements in most states and countries for preparation and/or certification of municipal firefighters.  TEEX has trained approximately 4,500 certifiable firefighters since 1971.

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Kathy Fraser

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

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