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Talladega County Schools announce new fire and rescue academy for high school students

TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – The Talladega County Board of Education (TCBOE) has announced a new high school career tech fire and rescue academy that will start this summer.

The new academy program is a partnership between the TCBOE, the Childersburg Fire and Rescue Department, the Alabama Fire College, and the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement (SAFE).

The opportunity will be available to all upperclassmen at Talladega County Schools throughout the summer. Juniors that complete the course will be invited to attend co-op classes held at the fire department in their senior year.

Students interested and accepted will go through an interview process, a physical examination, an orientation, and a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent class.

The academy will be instructed by firefighters and medics at the Childersburg Fire Department in a recruit school format.

If you’re interested in applying for the academy, please email Mrs. Kim Knight at kimknight@tcboe.org by Tuesday, April 26.


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