Keizer Fire District Firefighters Training: Tested in Fire
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Keizer Fire District Recruits were early risers for new recruit certification, live-fire training, at the Chemeketa Fire Training Center, in Brooks, Oregon, on Saturday morning. Recruits arrived at the KFD station at 0700 hours, (7 a.m.) to be ready for their National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Firefighter 1 Certification, through live- fire training, to finish core competency training, in live-fire conditions, under the watchful eye of their instructors. 15 Firefighters were checked off to fight fire in Keizer for the fire district, while 13 received their NFPA Firefighter 1 Certification. Overall 25 members of the district took part in the training which is a semi-annual event to complete the 1-year training course to become a certified firefighter. Two additional new firefighters to the fire district, received their final check off as well, making the total of 15 new firefighters for the people of Keizer.
For this certification, firefighters must complete core competencies in Fire Behavior, Fire Attack, Hose 101, Hydrants and Water Supply, and Firefighter Safety, among other training both in the class room and on the drill ground, and the final live-fire entry, to receive this accredited certification.
For the effort, Keizer Fire District can now add 15 more volunteer firefighters to their response force of 50 volunteer firefighter members. The next recruit class is forecast to begin in September. Following the obligatory training in live-fire, recruits were doused with water during their final celebration and graduation picture for their achievements which is a recognized firefighter tradition. Congratulations, KFD Recruit Class 2012-2.
For more information call: Keizer Fire District, Training Chief, Hector Blanco, (503) 390-9111 www.keizerfire.com
Contact Info: Contact:Hector Blanco, Training Division Chief