Collins firemen Joel Wilson and Michael Davis graduated from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
The course, an intense and physically demanding seven-week session, included classroom and hands-on instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue, incident command, hazardous materials and other fire related topics.
The course met and exceeded the National Fire Protection Association training standard for firefighter qualifications and the uniform minimum training standards.
“Wilson and Davis, through their newly acquired skills and knowledge, will be an asset to the City of Collins Fire Department and the citizens that we have sworn to protect,” said Fire Chief John Pope. “These men represented our department and city well and we are very proud of their accomplishment in completing the Basic Firefighter Training Academy Class #159.”