Surry and Yadkin County highschool college students are eligible to finish practically the entire coaching required to grow to be an authorized firefighter freed from cost via Surry Neighborhood Faculty. It’s a pathway that native hearth leaders are working to promote amidst a scarcity of volunteer firefighters.
“This program is meant to reveal highschool college students to the potential profession choices as a firefighter together with choices to offer again to their neighborhood by becoming a member of an area hearth division,” mentioned Ian Harrell, Director of Firefighter and Rescue Packages at Surry Neighborhood Faculty. “It would present them with the entry-level coaching for them to just about full their whole firefighter certification via the N.C. Fireplace and Rescue Fee.”
College students might want to take one further course earlier than making use of for his or her certification, and that course — Fireplace Management — have to be taken as soon as the coed turns 18 years previous.
The following block of firefighter courses will begin on the Yadkin Middle campus of Surry Neighborhood Faculty on August 23 and the category instances will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Highschool college students age 16 and up can join via their highschool steerage counselors by asking to finish the Faculty & Profession Promise registration paperwork.
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