24 graduate from Fort Payne Regional Training Center of the Alabama Fire College

Following nine weeks of intense training, 24 individuals graduated last week from the Fort Payne Regional Training Center of the Alabama Fire College. They include Jerid Ethan Reeves and Zachery Neal Ridgeway of the Fort Payne Fire Department. Pictured with them are Fort Payne Fire Chief Ron Saferite, Training Officer/EMS Director Scot Westbrook and Assistant Chief/Fire Marshall Stacy Smith. Other graduates who trained locally include Carley Lori-Ariel Nicholas and Cody Richard Wix of the Center Point Fire Department; Charles Mark Barclay, Leland Andrew Hill, Connor William Johnson, James Lloyd Newcomb, Kaiden Riley Patterson, Phillip Clayton Ramsey, Joseph Kade Spraggins, Arlin James Taylor, and Kameron Zachary Wilson of the Gadsden Fire Department; Jeremiah Kyle Smith of the Tarrant Fire Department; Samantha Ashley Miller of the Prichard Fire Department; Landon Alexander Gilliam and Brett Lebron Roden of the Scottsboro Fire Department; Blake Edward Bjornson, Jacob William Carr and Hunter Warren Reid of the Trussville Fire Department; and self-sponsored recruits Cole Wayne Beasley, Raymond Alexander Corento, Jacob Gregory Knight and Blake Keith Robinson. Fort Payne Mayor Brian Baine said the fire college training center is a great asset to Fort Payne, as evidenced by the large number of friends and family of the graduates who traveled to Fort Payne to watch the ceremony in the city auditorium. The training ensures that fire department personnel operate using nationally recognized standards in their communities. 

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