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PCC Fire Academy graduates put on live fire demonstration

Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 00:21:57-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima Community College Fire Academy will show the success of the latest recruit class of 26 new firefighters with a live fire demonstration Monday.

The demonstration starts at 6 p.m. and will take place at the City of Tucson Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road.

The graduation ceremony will happen Tuesday.

Graduation starts at 6 at Tucson Convention Center Leo Rich Theater, 260 S. Church Ave.

The PCC Fire Academy teaches students firefighting experience, hazardous materials, and wildland firefighting techniques.

Pima Community College Fire Academy Co-program manager/engineer Golder Ranch Fire District Jim Hansel said "They've already done this before as part of the training for the college, this just gives their family the opportunity to come out and see what they've been doing for the last 4 months, where they've been hanging out every Monday and Wednesday evening, and every weekend, and all the time commitment and the people that they've talked about, the instructors, the students, it gives their family and opportunity to see who those people are.

The program meet requirements for Arizona certification firefighter I and II state.

Students also receive International Fire Service Accreditation Congress certification as a Hazmat First Responder.