Columbia College Fire Graduates
Columbia College main entrance
Columbia, CA -- 12 students will graduate from Columbia College's 16 week Fire Technology Program Monday evening.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 7pm in the Dogwood Forum. The certificates will be awarded based on the students' successful completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter Level One.
The Keynote Speaker for the event will be retired Oakland Fire Department and Foothill Fire Protection District Chief, Michael Siligo, whose firefighting career spans four decades.
The list of this year's graduates:
According to college fire technology instructor, Kurt Rhoades, "Some of the graduates have obtained intern and volunteer positions at local fire departments since entering the academy. Many of the students will pursue associate degrees in fire technology at Columbia College." The students must complete six additional months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience before applying to the state for Firefighter I Certification.
Written by Sabrina Ambler
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