New Class of Recruits Graduates from Wake County Fire Academy

After 33 weeks of extensive physical and mental training, 12 men and women are now officially certified firefighters.

The recruits graduated from the Wake County Fire Academy last night with EMT and firefighter certifications. The academy is held by Wake County in partnership with Wake Technical Community College.

“In a fast-growing county like Wake, it is essential that we provide top notch public safety services now and in the future,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Sig Hutchinson. “These new graduates now have the training and certifications they need to start off strong and join us in our efforts to keep our residents safe.”

Congratulations to the following members of Wake County Fire Academy 13:

  • Cameron Callihan, Northern Wake Fire Department
  • Rachel Howard, Western Wake Fire Department
  • Landon Hubbell, Rolesville Fire Department
  • Gabriel Laszacs, Swift Creek Fire Department
  • Brenden Lindsley, Wake Technical Community College
  • Nathan Lucas, Stoney Point Fire Department
  • Ryker Pawloski, Fairview Fire Department
  • Daniel Pickett, Youngsville Fire Department
  • Joshua Rich, Youngsville Fire Department
  • Nathan Servais, Durham Highway Fire Department
  • Jarrod Watson, Durham Highway Fire Department
  • Jarod Wolf, Swift Creek Fire Department

“It’s been an honor to go through this journey with Academy 13,” said Brad Pace, training coordinator with Wake County Fire Services. “They showed up every day ready to tackle the tough tasks in front of them. I look forward to seeing them advance in the profession we love so much.”

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