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NWF State College recognizes Fire Academy graduates
On May 11, Northwest Florida State College recognized students who successfully completed the college's vocational certificate program for Firefighting Basic during the Spring 2015 academic semester.
Three graduates were recognized with special awards: Jason Rocco and Jourdan Perrin, both of Fort Walton Beach, received the Outstanding Leadership Award, and Taylor Stine of Crestview received the Academic Achievement Award for the highest class GPA.
Barry Reed, Director of Emergency Services, noted that the NWF State College graduates are now eligible to test for the state exam, which consists of a written and practical test. NWF Fire Academy graduates are also encouraged to apply for ProBoard certification, which could be beneficial to procure fire certification in other states.
The EMS Department is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Fire Academy. Anyone interested in the program should contact the EMS Office at 850-729-4924.
The Fire Academy graduates for Spring 2015 are:
Crestview: Brentley Kilpatrick, Tyler Kline, Nathan Pfrimmer, Taylor Stine
DeFuniak Springs: Corie Nidy
Destin: Daniel White
Fort Walton Beach: Johnathon Demmon, Jacob Horvath, Jared Nystrom, Jourdan Perrin, Jason Rocco, James Smith
Freeport: Makenzie Kennedy
Holt: Nicholas Lopez
Niceville: John Elkins Jr., Scott Kaskie
Pensacola: Nick Segner
Bottom (L-R): Nathan Pfrimmer, Jared Nystrom, Makenzie Kennedy, Jourdan Perrin, Corie Nidy. Middle (L-R): James Smith, Brentley Kilpatrick, Jacob Horvath, Nick Lopez. Top (L-R): Daniel White, John Elkins, Nick Segner, Tyler Kline, Jason Rocco, Johnathon Demmon, Taylor Stine, Scott Kaskie.