Fire Academy Students Graduate

Thirteen Key West High School students have graduated the Key West Fire Department’s Firefighters Academy. Proud families and members of the Key West Fire Department were on hand during the ceremony to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of these students who have worked so hard toward their future careers as first responders.

These hard-working students earned certifications in Firefighter I, Emergency Medical Responder, and Hazmat Awareness.

The two-year fire academy trains future firefighters while they’re attending their final two years of high school and provides them, upon completion, the equivalent training of a Certified Firefighter I, which puts them halfway through the training required to become a Key West Firefighter.

In the photo: KWFD Firefighter/Paramedic Carlos Barba, Fire Chief Michael Davila, Key West Fire Department/Key West High School Fire Academy Graduates Austin Hoehl, Branden McGinnis, Andrea Fricke, Aiden Garcia, Preston Giacobbi, Seth Torres, Ethan Sellers, Spenser Vinson, Rex Hopkins, Bailey Johnston, Taylor Leonard, Dennis Wright, and. Hunter Dematteis. KWFD Capt. Jason Barroso and Lt. Greg Gerez.

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