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Recruit Firefighters Graduate from NCC


Twelve students graduated from Nash Community College’s Recruit Firefighter Training Academy during a ceremony held in the College’s Brown Auditorium on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

Congratulations to the following graduates:

Edwin Parra-Arzate
Benjamin T. Barnes
Nathan M. Curlings
Daniel K. Lanphere
Jacob T. Lee
James T. Lewis, III
Nicholas G. Sorrell
Collin S. Spain
Andrew F. Thompson
Brandon J. Turner
Travis H. Warren
Wyatt L. Wood

The fire program is designed to provide the information and skills needed for modern firefighting and rescue through a variety of learning experiences and training scenarios.

The Recruit Firefighter Academy is a para-military program that is delivered over 18 weeks. All students interested in firefighting, volunteer or career are welcome, however, 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.

For more information, visit or contact Nash Community College Director of Fire Services Joey Parks at 252-451-8480.