2 BFD firefighters graduate NFPA course

Published 11:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2022

Two Brookhaven firefighters are among the 19 to graduate the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course.

Austin Norris and Cannon Travis of Brookhaven Fire Department completed Class 197, and graduated today at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.

This intense seven-week course includes online, classroom, and hands-on instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue, incident command, hazardous materials and other fire related topics. This course meets and exceeds the National Fire Protection Association for Firefighter Qualifications and the uniform minimum training standards stated in the Mississippi Code section 45-11-7.

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The Mississippi State Fire Academy is a division of the Mississippi Insurance Department. State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney and Academy Executive Director Terry Wages believe these firefighters will be an asset to the fire departments they represent.

“We are excited for them to go and serve their community,” Wages said.