"Subject FW HFD News Releases"
Whitehead, Alicia - HFD Subject: FW: HFD News Releases HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2007 CONTACT: HFD Public Information, 713-495-7900 44 NEW FIREFIGHTERS, HFD GRADUATION - TONIGHT WHAT: Graduation of Houston Fire Department Fast Track Classes 36 and 39. WHEN: Tonight, April 17, 2007 at 7 p.m. WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center General Assembly, Section B 1001 Ave De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010 DETAILS: Fire Chief Phil Boriskie will give The Oath of Office to 44 new firefighters from HFD Fast Fast Track Classes 36 and 39. Class 36 began the academy in May 2006 and Class 39 began the academy in February of this year. A "Fast Track" Class is made up of members who are Texas Certified Firefighters. This class consist of training that covers the procedures, techniques and methods required of all Houston Firefighters. Instruction includes extensive physical preparation, written testing, response simulations, and live fire training. The Houston Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the fire trainee civil service exam, June 20. The deadline is June 1 at 4:30 p.m. This position is for those who meet the qualifications and are not Texas Certified Firefighters or who want to attend the basic fire academy. For more information, citizens may visit the HFD website at www.houstonfire.org or call the HFD recruiting office at 713-495-4266. To modify or remove your email address from our newsletters, please click here. - 4/26/2007