Fire Department graduates first recruiting class of the year - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Fire Department graduates first recruiting class of the year

LUBBOCK,TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Fire Department graduated their first recruiting class of 2011. The recruits are already certified through the state as fire fighters and EMT's their graduation from the Lubbock Academy requires an additional four weeks of study on Lubbock's processes and procedures.

 "The certification process is a couple of years long then the application process in probably a year long and now they're going into another in year period that's probably going to be the toughest they've had yet" says Kriss Paschall." "It did take a lot to get here, and I am very proud. I'm very proud of my fellow recruits. It's been a long journey to get from a to b" says Jamee Andrews who is a recruit.  

Now, the recruits work on a probation period for a year. During that time they will do additional testing.

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