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NEW FIRE-RESCUE RECRUITS SHOW OFF THEIR STUFF

           Date: June 14, 2012                                                         PIO# 12-6-17

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                            Badge-pinning and fire-rescue training demonstration
                                                   5 p.m. Friday June 15, 2012
                                       Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Station #17
                                                 2308 SW 42 St., Ft. Lauderdale


A dozen new Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue recruits will graduate on Friday and get right to work as they perform fire-rescue evolutions for the audience.

“These recruits are highly-trained and ready to serve Broward’s residents,” said Sheriff Al Lamberti.

They will now get their assignments as probationary firefighters at one of 21 fire stations and bring to 646 the number of uniformed fire personnel with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The 12 firefighter-paramedic recruits completed an intensive 200 hours of fire and EMS training which included live burn evolutions, conducted by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue’s Training Division. This training is in addition to their previously-completed, state-mandated 398-hour fire academy and two-year paramedic certification. “The training we put these recruits through not only acclimates them to our standard operating procedures, it also conditions them through emphasized cross-fit training so they can maintain the proper levels of health and fitness to best do the job,” said Fire Chief Neal de Jesus.

A unique component of Friday’s ceremony is when the recruits will demonstrate their skills and fitness to those in attendance. After they receive their badges, the recruits will complete practical scenarios including forcible entry, attack hose line deployment and operation, vent, enter and search techniques of a smoke-filled structure and an EMS cardiac arrest simulation.

This report by
Mike Jachles / PIO
06/14/12 1500

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