Columbia, CA — 26 Columbia College Fire Academy students will receive their graduation certificates at a ceremony this evening.
The certificates will be awarded based on the completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Level One Firefighter. Before applying to the state for official certification, students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience.
Speakers at tonight’s ceremony will include College President Dr. Angela Fairchilds, Aptos/La Selva Fire Department Division Chief Todd Skrabak, and Ebbetts Pass Fire Department Captain Mark Ferreira.
Tonight’s open to the public ceremony at the Oak Pavilion will start at 6pm.
The 2014 graduates include: