Division of Fire Announces 30th Fire Academy Cadet Class Graduation

Friday, November 13, 2015

CLEVELAND – Today at 1:30 pm, Mayor Frank G. Jackson will administer the oath of office to 39 fire cadets as they complete the 30th Cleveland Fire Academy. The oath of office concludes 18 weeks of rigorous academy training. The new cadets will fill vacancies created by retirements and ensure that staffing levels remain consistent with the needs of the community.

The comprehensive academy training program included:

  • Fire behavior
  • Hands-on training with tools and equipment firefighters use daily
  • All aspects of on-scene fire operations
  • Building construction
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Apparatus operation and maintenance
  • Rescue techniques
  • 180 hours in emergency medical care, certifying the recruits as Emergency Medical Technicians

“These cadets are a welcome addition to the Division,” said Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “Our goal is to maximize our resources in order to respond to the increasing medical needs of the community, all while maintaining sufficient fire and rescue operations. In addition, the new cadets will increase our ability to maintain a high level of service that residents deserve when our assistance is needed.”

Who: Mayor Frank G. Jackson
         Director of Public Safety, Michael McGrath
         Interim Chief of Fire, Angelo Calvillo

What: Fire Academy Cadet Class Graduation

When: Friday, November 13, 2015
          1:30 p.m.

Where: City Council Chambers
            Cleveland City Hall
            601 Lakeside Avenue, 2nd Floor

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