Roanoke Valley Fire-EMS recruits begin their first day of academy
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Forty-one people across the Roanoke Valley reported to their first day of Fire-EMS Recruit School Monday morning.
Fifteen Roanoke Fire-EMS recruits, 18 Roanoke County Fire & Rescue recruits and eight Botetourt Fire & EMS recruits took a step forward in their Fire-EMS careers Monday.
This year’s two classes are separated by certifications. Members of Recruit Class #27 came in with EMS certifications and will work to obtain their fire-related certifications over a 13-week period. Members of recruit Class #28 will work to obtain both fire and EMS certifications during a 20-week period.
Roanoke Fire-EMS said the recruits will also learn about their respective localities, hazardous materials, heavy technical rescue, public education and more.
While Salem Fire & EMS usually has recruits in the academy, Roanoke Fire-EMS said this year the department will have training staff to help prepare recruits for their duties in the field.
Congratulations to all new recruits!
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