Four of the group are our new cadets taking their Firefighter One test. The State Firefighter and Fire Marshal’s Association uses the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards to set objectives for Texas volunteers to become competent firefighters. These volunteers have been training since February and are set to grow the volunteer firefighter force that protects the City.
Testing at the College of the Mainland set a State record for the number of test takers at 56. Other area departments had firefighters also testing, including Friendswood, Dickinson, and Santa Fe, with League City having the largest group in attendance. The beginning academy course here in League City is run by and taught internally. Many advanced classes are taught by the College of the Mainland’s Fire Technology Department. 12 firefighters recently took the Firefighter II course, and 10 tested Thursday. The other two will test soon.
Four was a small class of new firefighters, but the new class to start in the fall has over four times that number already. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 16 weeks. For details about how to apply and a description of volunteer firefighter duties, please visit Join Our Team.