DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-(031818)-SWEARING IN CEREMONY ODESSA FIRE RESCUE

ODESSA, TEXAS/MARCH 18, 2017 – THE ODESSA FIRE DEPARTMENT CELEBRATED A SWEARING CEREMONY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH OF FIVE FIRE FIGHTERS AND ONE INSPECTOR AND IMMEDIATELY BEGAN THEIR SHIFTS.

(CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE-RESCUE, ODESSA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

“THEIR NEXT STEP IS GOING TO BE TO COMPLETE THEIR THREE-MONTH REQUIREMENT, SIX MONTH REQUIREMENT AND THEN A ONE YEAR REQUIREMENT. ONES THEY’VE COMPLETED THAT, THEN WE’LL PUT THEM IN THE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM, WHERE THEY’LL BECOME A PARAMEDIC. ALL OF OUR FIRE FIGHTERS HAVE TO BE PARAMEDIC CERTIFIED.”

ECISD OFFERS A FIRE PROGRAM AT THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR LEVEL. THOSE STUDENTS, WHO TO TAKE THE COURSE STUDY AND TRAIN AT ODESSA COLLEGE. AND WHEN THE STUDENT TURNS 18 THE STUDENT CAN TAKE THE TEST TO BECOME EMT CERTIFIED.

(CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE-RESCUE, ODESSA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

“AND THOSE START THEIR JUNIOR YEAR, AND WHEN THEY COMPLETE THEIR SENIOR YEAR, THEY’LL BE READY TO GO AND TEST TO BECOME AN EMT AND FIRE FIGHTER.”

CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ SAYS THAT THE NEW FIRE FIGHTERS ARE YOUNGER.

(CHIEF JOHN ALVAREZ, ODESSA FIRE-RESCUE, ODESSA FIRE DEPARTMENT)

“WE’RE A YOUNG DEPARTMENT. WE HAVE YOUNG LEADERS IN PLACE, BUT THOSE LEADERS ARE STEPPING UP AND THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF OUR NEWCOMERS THAT ARE COMING IN. BUT, YES, ABSOLUTLY.  ANYTIME YOU GET NEW PEOPLE COMING IN, IT’S JUST GIVES US A BETTER WAY TO INDOCTRINATE’EM INTO HOW WE OPERATE AS A DEPARTMENT.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera