Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lakeside Graduates Six from the 25th Heartland Academy

 Tom Owen Training Facility, El Cajon, CA -

After months of physically challenging work, the Heartland 25th academy graduated on April 26, 2014 in an all day ceremony. Participating in this academy were six reserve firefighters from the Lakeside Fire Protection District.

Recruits stand at attention prior to the manipulative portion of their graduation. During this portion the participating agency fire chiefs, family, and friends have the opportunity to observe skills obtained during the academy.
Lakeside graduates (left to right): Chad Murray, Shane Daunis, Clinton Pierce, Andrew Shaba, Cameron Smith, and Sean Jackson
During this academy, the recruits were tested on a wide array of skills that they will be required to master during their careers. These skills included hose evolutions, ladder operations, low-angle rescue operations, vehicle extrication, roof ventilation operations, and a host of manipulative skills that will act as the cornerstone for additional, more complex, training. The recruits will be introduced to additional training to prepare them for a career in the fire service upon returning to Lakeside.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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