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NCC Announces Recruit Firefighter Training Academy Grads

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Students in Nash Community College’s Recruit Firefighter Training Academy #011419 were recognized for program completion in a ceremony held July 24, 2019.

Nash Community College’s fire training program is designed to provide individuals and firefighters the information and skills needed for modern firefighting through a variety of learning experiences and training scenarios.

Scott Rogers, Nash County Emergency Services deputy director, addressed the graduates.

During the ceremony, Geoffrey M. Chrostowski was honored with the Academic Excellence Award for earning the highest grade point average.

Zachary R. Leonard was recognized with the Flame Award, an honor given to the recruit firefighter who is voted overall “most outstanding” through the majority vote from the students in the class. Consideration is given for the highest level of teamwork, fellowship, enthusiasm and cooperation demonstrated by the members of the class.

The class presented the Instructional Excellence Award to RMFD captain/safety training officer, Chad Spruill. The award is given by the students to the instructor who is deemed most influential, motivating and approachable throughout the training.

NCC fire classes are often delivered directly to firefighters through training sessions held in local departments and at training sites throughout the community.

For more information, visit www.nashcc.edu/fire.

Click to watch the ceremony video or to view photos.

Front row, from left: Zachary R. Leonard (Rocky Mount Fire Department, White Level Volunteer Fire Department) of White Level; Isaiah L. Evans (Rocky Mount Fire Department) of Whitakers; Geoffrey M. Chrostowski (Rocky Mount Fire Department, Wake Forest Fire Department volunteer) of Clayton; William N. Locke (Rocky Mount Fire Department, Red Oak Fire Department volunteer, Rocky Mount Police Department reserve officer) of Red Oak; Back row, from left: NCC Director Fire Services, John Winstead, Trenton L. Taylor (Rocky Mount Fire Department) of Edenton; James D. Reid (Rocky Mount Fire Department, Nashville Fire Department, Pinetops Fire Department volunteer) of Pinetops; Nathan D. Everett (Rocky Mount Fire Department) of Elm City.