Haywood Community College students recently completed requirements for the Fire Academy course through the college’s Continuing Education Department. These students completed over 225 hours to become qualified as Level I or Level II firefighters in the state of North Carolina.
According to instructor Leonard Davis, the course teaches the basics plus what to expect in different instances while working as a firefighter such as: handling wrecks, wild land fires, rescue, or dealing with a structure fire with a person inside.
Davis has been with the Waynesville Fire Department for 12 years as a safety officer.
For more information about HCC’s Fire Academy or when the next class will be offered, contact Dee Massey at 828-565-4247.
Pictured left to right are recent graduates of HCC’s Fire Academy: Bryan A. Keener, Brady D. Barrett, Logan B. Franklin, Johnny L. Reece, Jacob M. Allen, Valerie D. Sherrill, Christopher R. Adams, and instructor Leonard Davis. Not pictured is instructor Josh Evans. These students are now qualified to become Level I or Level II firefighters in the state of North Carolina.