Summer Essentials Program Launched in Montgomery Fire Academy
Montgomery County Fire Academy located in Pennsylvania started its Summer Essentials six-week daytime training program for volunteer firefighters for a second year with a new class of 26 students. The reason for the daytime training to accomodate students that are not able to attend class during the school year. This type of "thinking outside the box" will help to recruit new volunteers for the area.
"For the second straight year the Montgomery County Fire Academy will train college students who want to be volunteer firefighters. The Montgomery County Fire Academy started its Summer Essentials six-week daytime training program for volunteer …"
Man of the 26 students attending can also get college credit for the training as well. Volunteer fire departments are always in need of more fire fighters especially in this type of economy, when many people can not afford to take time off of work to vounteer. This looks like a great idea and we would hope that this training course will benefit the students and the local communities.Training starts daily at 8:15 a.m. and continues until July 12.