Young firefighters join the ranks of volunteerism in Putnam County


CARMEL – Twenty-five new volunteer firefighters joined the ranks
of Putnam County’s first responders on Friday as they graduated
from the 100-hour firefighter-one course.
The new firefighters were welcomed into the fire service at a ceremony
at the county Emergency Services Training and Operations Center in Carmel.

Graduates receive certificates of course completion

One of the instructors, Robert McDonald, described the curriculum as
“the foundation for firefighting career.” He said the course
“taught our graduates the meat and potatoes – skills, knowledge
and the proper way to become a firefighter.”

Bureau of Emergency Services Commissioner Anthony Sutton told the graduates
to “never stop learning.”

Several county and state officials attended the graduation to welcome
the new firefighters into the community service.


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