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NCC Recruit Firefighter Training Academy Class Graduates


Members of Nash Community College’s Recruit Firefighter Training Academy Class # 030220 successfully met the requirements for completion of the academy on July 1, 2020. Fourteen graduates were recognized for completing the program which is designed to provide the information and skills needed for modern firefighting and rescue through a variety of learning experiences and training scenarios. Due to the pandemic, a ceremony will be held at a later date. 

NCC firefighting classes are often taken directly to firefighters through training sessions that meet the specific needs and schedules of local departments and are held in local volunteer and career departments and at training sites throughout the community.

The Recruit Firefighter Academy is a para-military program that is delivered over an 18 week, daytime program on Nash Community College’s campus and at various off-campus training sites. Although all students interested in firefighting, volunteer or career are welcome, the Recruit Firefighter Training Academy is specifically designed to train recruit firefighters currently employed by departments and students who wish to pursue a career as a professional firefighter. 

The next academy is tentatively scheduled to begin on August 24th. We are accepting applications now. For more information, visit or contact John Winstead

From left: John Winstead, Director, NCC Fire and Rescue Services with graduates: Hannah Genaudeau, Nashville; Matthew Joyner, Castalia; Janicento Williamson I, Rocky Mount; Justin C. Perry, Zebulon; Tyler Hutchison, Youngsville; Adam Hayworth, Zebulon; Caleb Whitford, Momeyer; Kyle Garrett, Virginia Beach; Jonathan Hopkins, Youngsville; Kensil Evans, Grimesland; P.J. Flowers, Princeton; Steven Griffin, Bunn; Logan Ricks, Nashville; Peyton Richardson, Zebulon.