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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Springfield fire captain graduates from Executive Fire Officer Program



The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce that Captain Heith Aldridge has graduated from the National Fire Academy's (NFA) prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).

EFOP enhances the professional development of students through a series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over a four-year period. Each course is two weeks in length and an Applied Research Project (ARP) must be completed after each of the four courses.

Captain Aldridge's research papers included the use of Compressed Air Foam, the community impact of hoarding, post incident analysis and training objectives for probationary firefighters.

"Captain Aldridge is now part of a small but distinguished group of dedicated individuals who have completed EFOP," said Fire Chief David Hall. "We are exceptionally proud of what he has accomplished."

Captain Aldridge has serviced on the Springfield Fire Department for more than 22 years. He is currently the captain of Station 8 on C-shift.

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For more information, contact: Cara Erwin, 417-864-1699 (office) | [email protected]

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