Graduation ceremonies for 39 firefighters were held on Friday, May 2, at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend.
This spring’s graduating class, made up of 35 men and four women, represents 16 fire departments from across Washington. The group started the program in February, and have worked to meet the National Fire Protection Association 1001 standards for certification at the Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations level.
All 39 firefighters attained International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certification, and will spend two more weeks of training to attain additional certification.
For more information on the Fire Training Academy program, contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (360) 753-0400, or visit the Web page at www.wsp.wa.gov and then click on “State Fire Marshal” link.