On Friday, April 26, 2019, Chief Fred Charlton, Public Information Officer Brandon Paxton and Training Battalion Chief Keith Smith presided over the Recruit Academy 19-01 Graduation of 15 probationary firefighters.
Though recruits have graduated, their education is far from over as their next stage of learning has begun. "Being brave if given the opportunity to be just in the nick of time. If you trust your equipment, if you trust your skills, and you trust your fitness, you will be brave," said Training Battalion Chief Keith Smith (pictured).
During their eight weeks at Clackamas Fire's Training Academy, recruits were extensively trained in all aspects of their job as firefighters, including fire suppression and medical response, hazardous materials, collapse and confined space rescue training, auto extrication, and procedures for engine and ladder operations.
Photo credit: Battalion Chief Brian Rooney