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Polk County Fire District No. 1 and Dallas Fire Department Graduate New Volunteer Firefighters

 

June 27, 2012

 
For more information, contact:
Neal Olson, Operation Chief/PIO
 
 
 
On Thursday, June 7, 2012, the Polk County Fire District No.1 and the Dallas Fire Department graduated the third joint volunteer firefighter academy conducted by the Departments since 2011.

Class 2012-1, which started in January and finished in June, resulted in Polk County Fire District No.1 graduating nine (9) volunteer firefighters and Dallas Fire graduating five (5) volunteer firefighters.

To graduate, these volunteer firefighter recruits had to take twenty-three (23) classes ranging from building construction, firefighter safety and personal protective clothing, firefighting techniques, and water supply. Recruits also had classes on hazardous materials, basic first aid and fire suppression systems and fire alarms. Training also included field drill instruction and the opportunity to participate in live fire burns. All together, these individuals committed to approximately one hundred and sixty (160) hours of classroom and field training in addition to passing a written and practical performance tests to become volunteer firefighters and serve their respected communities.

After being congratulated by both Chief Hahn and Chief Cane; in front of their family and friends the recruits were presented with their certifications of completion by their respected Training Chiefs Josh Darland of Dallas Fire and Neal Olson of Polk Fire District No.1. The recruits now have a least one year of probation where they will receive additional on the job firefighter and emergency response training.

Both Fire Departments are accepting applications for future fire academies. For further information on upcoming academies you can contact PCFD No.1 Training Chief Neal Olson at 503.838.1510 or Dallas Fire Department Training Chief Josh Darland at 503.623.2338. You can also find information on becoming a volunteer firefighter by visiting the Polk County Fire District No.1 website's How to Volunteer section.

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Academy Graduates for 2012-1 Class

Academy 2012-1 Graduates

Ryan O’Malley

Polk County Fire District No.1

Michael Hamilton

Polk County Fire District No.1

Devin Conklin

Polk County Fire District No.1

Mathew Brown

Polk County Fire District No.1

Jeremy Ainsworth

Polk County Fire District No.1

Daniel Russell

Polk County Fire District No.1

Sabas Gonzalez

Polk County Fire District No.1

Tyler Gibbs

Polk County Fire District No.1

Jhani Jackson

Polk County Fire District No.1

 

 

Kyle Wright

Dallas Fire Department

Max Harvey

Dallas Fire Department

Colin Pierce

Dallas Fire Department

Kevin Jamieson

Dallas Fire Department

Nicki Schmidt

Dallas Fire Department

   
 
 
 
 

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