A graduation ceremony was held for Garland Fire Academy Recruit Class 50 at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center on June 14. The academy began Feb. 13 and recruits completed the total 616 hours required by the state for their fire certification. Class 50 consisted of fire department recruits from Garland, Mesquite, McKinney and Irving.
The academy’s lead instructors were Academy Commander Captain Kyle Morris, James Dugger Jr. and Michael Rivera. Several guest instructors from the Garland Fire Department assisted as well.
Garland’s new fire recruits are: Zachariah Altaan, Samuel Avalos, Robert Bunker, Michael Capak, Joshua Downs, Stephen Gulledge, Robert Milburn IV, Preston Morris, Cody Ray and Donald Waddle. Seven of the recruits will begin their shifts at the station while the others begin emergency medical technician (EMT) school.
Congratulations to all graduates from Recruit Class 50!