Nine on-call firefighters graduate recruit training

Leduc County Fire Services hosted tri-district training for new recruits

Oct. 15, 2014 – Leduc County Fire Services welcomes the newest class of on-call firefighters to the service, after the group completed rookie training over the weekend.

The group of nine firefighters – who will work out of the Nisku, New Sarepta or Thorsby fire district – celebrated their achievements last night at a graduation ceremony.

“This is the first opportunity we have had to welcome on-call firefighters from three separate fire districts,” says Tylor Bennett, deputy fire chief of training. “We are pleased with the dedication we have seen from this group and welcome them to our Leduc County Fire Services family.”

Rookie training requires 96-hours of hands-on training, including agility testing. This is the first step of their firefighter training. On-call firefighters are required to attend weekly training sessions, which consist of drills, practice in different scenarios and competency testing. They will also take numerous courses throughout their career.

“Our firefighters are trained to national fire protection standards and are capable of responding to the vast array of emergencies we encounter in the region,” says Bennett.

Leduc County firefighters are called upon to perform emergency medical aid, vehicle extrications and fight fires involving ground cover, vehicles and structures.

Leduc County Fire Services is actively recruiting members to serve the region. To learn more about this opportunity, visit www.leduc-county.com/firefighter.

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