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Roanoke Valley Fire-EMS recruits begin their first day of academy

Roanoke Valley Fire-EMS recruits began their first day of academy January 11, 2021.
Roanoke Valley Fire-EMS recruits began their first day of academy January 11, 2021.(Roanoke Fire-EMS)
Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 12:37 PM EST
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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 Valley Regional Recruit School welcomed classes 27 & 28 today for their first day!! Chiefs from the four area...

Posted by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department on Monday, January 11, 2021

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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