Volunteer Firefighter Graduation Is Tuesday

Monday, April 29, 2013

Chamberlain Baptist Church (South Access Road) and Hamilton County Emergency Services Training Division will hold Graduating Ceremonies on Tuesday at 7 p.m., for those firefighters who have completed 320 hours of Firefighter I and Firefighter II courses.  

Eighteen fire cadets from Firefighter I class and nine from Firefighter II class will graduate representing several agencies including Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, Dayton VFD, Dallas Bay VFD, East Ridge Fire Department, Highway 58 VFD, Sale Creek VFD, Soddy Daisy Fire Department, South Pittsburg VFD, Tri-Community VFD, and Walden’s Ridge Emergency Services. 

Mr. and Mrs.  Jim Daughettee will present the Shane Daughettee Award to one of the firefighter graduate which is selected by their classmates. Since Firefighter Shane Daughettee’s death, this award is given to a fire graduate who demonstrates great leadership, attitude and dedication.



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