Tuesday, August 7, 2012
After completing nearly 200 hours of training between classroom lectures, hands-on training and studying during their own time, four members of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company recently graduated from basic fire school. Alex Clark, Bianca DeLuca, Steve Payton and Julia Valenti recently completed the Essentials of Fire Fighting summer program at the Montgomery County Fire Academy. The summer program differs from the normal weeknight and weekend program that most volunteer fire fighters enroll in. It is catered to college students who are home for the summer break and allows them to complete the program in six straight weeks versus having it spread out over several months, or sometimes for some, over a year. The fast paced summer program takes an increased level of commitment from students because of the condensed timeframe. A graduation ceremony attended by many of our county officials and fire academy staff, as well as KPVFC chief officers, was held at the county fire academy. The ceremony lasted about an hour as Fire Academy Director Garrity highlighted their training throughout the program.
The officers and members of the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company are proud to have four of our members graduate from the program. We wish them luck as they apply their training to real emergencies on the street and take their fire fighting careers to the next level.