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NCC Fire Academy Graduates Recognized


Nash Community College Recruit Firefighter Class #011717 graduated in Brown Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Nash County Emergency Services Deputy Director Scott Rogers was the guest speaker. “You are entering the greatest and most satisfying but yet the most hazardous occupation in this country,” Rogers told the graduates.

Five graduates were recognized for completing the program which is designed to provide individuals and firefighters the information and skills needed for modern firefighting through a variety of learning experiences and training scenarios.

Rogers described four characteristics necessary for fire services professionals: a high level of professionalism, passion for the career, dedication to a particular course of action, and pride in the firefighter role. “Remember whatever goals you seek to achieve are there for the taking. Start reaching for them when you leave this ceremony tonight. May you each work to make the fire service that I love better than you found it,” he said.


The graduates include (pictured from left): Cesar Espinoza, Whitakers Fire Department; Justin Lee, Momeyer Fire Department; Andrew Doran, Enfield Fire Department; James Lynn, Spring Hope Fire Department and Erguin Turcios, Stony Creek Fire and Rescue.

NCC fire classes are often taken directly to firefighters through training sessions held in local departments and at training sites throughout the community. For more information, visit