Graduates from the 2018 class of the San Marcos Fire Department’s Citizens Fire Academy accepted their diplomas during the academy’s seventh graduation ceremony on November 5, 2018. Citizens Fire Academy is a challenging 12-week program (not a certification course), that introduces its cadets to the operations and some of the rigorous training that the San Marcos firefighters undergo. The course also gives Hands Only CPR training and an opportunity to become familiar with automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
After graduation, they can become involved in the Alumni Association which interacts with the department in promoting public education and awareness in fire and life safety. The next academy is accepting applications for Fall 2019. More information about 2019 applications.
2018 Graduates are; Front Row - Tina Gonzales, Carina Ferrer, Jessica Cruz, and Cookie Baggett. Back Row - Rosa Robinson, Ryley Pollock, Melissa Neel, Austin Koester, Dr. Aimee Roundtree, Debbie Chandler, and Johnny Baggett. Not pictured: Christin Lindsey and Otto Tegtmeyer.
Photo by Don Anders.