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HRFE Firefighter Graduation Ceremony – 19 new firefighters join the ranks

DSC_4279_wmHalifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) held a graduation welcoming the  newest career recruits today in Dartmouth.

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Nineteen firefighter recruits have been busy training over the past 14 weeks, and are now ready to be rewarded with their black helmets.

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It’s noteworthy this class of 19 was expanded from the normal class of 16 in order to meet Regional Council’s direction to boost the overall complement of firefighters in the service.

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This class of recruit grads boasts a broad range of former occupations, including: paramedicine, correctional services, musical performance, farming, banking, athletic services, welding, retail services, and industrial engineering.

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One graduate was even a member of the firefighter Union Fire Club Pipes & Drums unit. The class truly reflects the community they will soon be serving.

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Also of note, five graduates did receive their black helmets from their fathers, who are either current or former firefighters.

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All 19 recruits will begin work next week at various E-Platoon stations across the municipality, from Sheet Harbour to Black Point.

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The new firefighters have had to endure a physically demanding and mentally challenging program of instruction with exacting standards in order to successfully join HRFE.

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The in-field training began on March 26 and wrapped up with the graduation.

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Source: Media Release (Grad photos below)

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Congratulations to all!  Stay safe.

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