Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Richmond Fire Graduates 20 New Firefighters

On June 17 at 1800 hours, the Richmond Fire and Emergency Services held its basic recruit graduation ceremony for 20 new firefighters. The process started last year with the opening of the application period that resulted in more than 3,000 applicants. These firefighters went through a 20 week academy where they learned basic firefighting skills. Some of them hit the streets of Richmond as early as this past Saturday. The graduation address was given by Deputy Secretary of Public Safety for the State of Virginia John Buckovich.