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Twenty Four New Firefighters Join Con Fire Ranks

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Photo: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

In an historic (for the fire district) First Academy Graduation as an Accredited Local Academy, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District graduated its 52nd Firefighter Academy February 14 – adding 24 new firefighters to the District’s ranks.

The graduation event included a badging ceremony and swearing-in for the new firefighters, who join fire companies across the District next week. They join the District at an especially important time as the California wildland fire season continues to evolve — seemingly longer and more destructive each year — and the District is poised to open an additional fire station and increase the size of some crews from three-to-four firefighters, all in recognition of increasing demands for emergency services.

This is the first accredited fire fighter academy in the history of the District with its Training Division earning Accredited Local Academy (ALA) status from the California State Fire Marshal late last year, making it one of only about 20 such academies statewide.

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