Fire Chief Danny D. Bowman administers the oath of office during the ceremony April 18 to, from left, Jarred Scott Andrews, John Christopher Crump, Luis Miguel Salazar and John Kemp Underwood III. (click for larger version)
April 28, 2014FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — In a ceremony held April 18, the Forsyth County Fire Department graduated its newest recruit class.
Family, friends, county officials and fire department staff attended the graduation ceremony for the 2014 recruit class No.1, which was held at the Central Park Recreation Center.
The members of the recruit class are Jarred Scott Andrews, John Christopher Crump, Justin Stephenson Rogers, Luis Miguel Salazar and John Kemp Underwood III.
In the fall of 2013, the five graduating recruits began the application process.
Next, they completed 14 weeks of intense, comprehensive firefighter instruction and drills, which included training on truck and engine company operations, structural fire control, fire hose testing, reading smoke, interior search and rescue, vehicle extrication and terrorism awareness.
Each recruit completed more than 560 hours of certified fire training preparing them to be Forsyth County firefighters.
The Forsyth County Fire Department plans to conduct a second recruit class later this year to fill vacancies within the department.