Haywood Community College recently held a graduation ceremony for the school’s first Fire Academy. Eight firefighters completed 226 hours of study to receive a Fire Academy certificate.
According to Dee Massey, HCC Fire and Rescue Training Coordinator, “These eight cadets learned how physically demanding it is to be a firefighter and left with the knowledge of what is expected of them to do the job in our communities.”
HCC will offer a Rescue Academy beginning in early January and the next Fire Academy will be offered in April. For more information about either of these academies, please call Dee Massey at 828.627.4247.
Pictured left to right are Haywood Community College’s first fire academy graduates: Instructor Josh Nichols, Instructor Greg Shuping, Cadet Cody Stiles, Cadet Jared Robinson, Cadet Mike Dixon, Cadet Dora Yarborough, Cadet Nation West, Cadet Will Rose, Cadet Daniel Riddle, Cadet Linza Madden, HCC Fire and Rescue Training Coordinator Dee Massey, and Instructor Danny Owenby.