Firefighter Training for Local Seniors

Friday, September 9, 2016

A one year firefighter training class offered by the Anniston Fire Department gives high school students a path to becoming firefighters. The partnership between the Anniston Fire Department, Anniston City Schools and Calhoun County Schools requires students to perform physical training and take written tests. 160 Program Lead Instructor Lieutenant Gregg Poole says the class that takes place at Anniston Fire Station Number Three lasts two hours a day. Poole says students will receive the same certification as volunteer firefighters once they pass the course. The 160 Program is offered to the high school students for free by the fire department. The program has 30 students enrolled. 11 seniors from Anniston City Schools and 19 students from Calhoun County Schools. Poole says the 160 Program gives the students a chance to see what fire department life is all about. He says the program is only open to high school seniors.

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