Howell Public Schools Fire Academy Cadets Graduate from Program

Howell Public Schools Fire Academy Cadets Graduate from Program
Posted on 06/10/2016
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On Monday, June 6, the Howell Public Schools Fire Academy graduated its third class of future firefighters. The ceremony honored the 15 students who have completed the course work and practical trainings required to pass the State of Michigan firefighters certification exam, which is a two-part exam consisting of a written and practical test. While the students have not yet received their written test results from the state, each student who completed the practical part of the certification exam has passed. 

Over the course of the school year, the cadets completed more than 500 hours of training that included classroom exercises and practical trainings. The practical trainings ranged from forced entry into a locked home to extinguishing a fire in a controlled burn building. The practical trainings build on the lessons learned during the cadet’s classroom instruction.

The Howell Public Schools Fire Academy is a unique program that allows high school juniors and seniors to complete the required classroom and practical trainings needed to earn their state firefighters certification. Additionally, the students earn high school credits for the class. The program was created in partnership with local fire agencies and is open to all Livingston County juniors and seniors. Several graduates of the Howell Public Schools Fire Academy are now employed by area fire departments.

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