Colleton County Fire-Rescue


06/22/2012 Fire Academy Graduation

Firefighter Hallie Young, assigned to Station # 9 in Cottageville, completed the eight week Recruit School at the SC Fire Academy in Columbia Friday 22-June. He graduated with 21 other firefighters from around the state. Each candidate completed an intense training program designed to bring them through Medical First Responder, HazMat Operations, Flammable Liquids and Gas, Vehicle Extrication, IFSAC Firefighter I and Firefighter II. The candidates live at the Fire Academy during the eight week program, concentrating on the training and skills development. The graduation ceremony was directed by Mr. Phillip Russell. SC Fire Marshal Adolf Zubia and Academy Superintendent Shane Ray spoke to the graduates. City of Florence Fire Chief Randy Osterman was the Keynote Speaker.  The families of the Graduates were invited to tour the Academy following the ceremony.