PJC Fire Academy Class Graduates
5/18/2005 Fire Academy Class 519 graduates from Pensacola Junior College 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the McMillan Auditorium, Building 3700, at the Warrington campus.
Twenty students will receive a Fire Fighter vocational certificate, which prepares them to take the state certification test.
“There will be a 25-percent retirement rate for firefighters – both civilian and federal – in the state of Florida in the next two to three years,” says Rick Henderson, PJC’s Fire Science/Fire Academy director. “So, the job opportunities are out there.”
During the graduation ceremony, Escambia Fire Rescue Fire Chief Ken Perkins will present the keys to a used fire truck to PJC President Tom Delaino and the Fire Academy. The truck will be used for hands-on training – including fire control, pulling hoses and handling ladder, Henderson says.
The next Fire Academy class will begin July 11. To learn more about the requirements, including passing physical ability tests, go to itech.pjc.edu/fire.
For more information, call Henderson at 484-2383.