01/17/09 110 W, 1 I - + 15 - 13 Wake County Honors Recruits of Inaugural Fire Academy

Wake County held its first Fire Academy Graduation Ceremony last night at the Wake Technical Community College Student Services Conference Center, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh. Twelve recruits received their certifications after completing 19 weeks of training. The county Fire/Rescue division partnered with Wake Technical Community College and the county's 20 contracting fire departments to train the recruits. This first Fire Academy will add more professional firefighters to handle the county’s fire protection services ranks. Currently, there are 601 volunteer, and 422 paid full- and part-time, firefighters serving Wake County. Read the entire press release. Watch for photos from Lee Wilson.

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