May 25, 2022

State Fire Academy announces graduation time Thursday

Therese Apel

MSFA class 197

The Mississippi State Fire Academy will graduate 19 in Firefighter Class 197 on Thursday.

The National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course graduation will be held in the auditorium on campus at 10:00am on May 26, 2022. #1 Fire Academy USA, Jackson, MS 39208. The ceremony will be open to the public.

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.

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,” said Director Wages.

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