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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 17 Springfield Firefighters set to graduate tonight from the fire academy
Seventeen members of the Springfield Fire Department Academy Class 8-17 will graduate Thursday evening. The new firefighters will be sworn in this evening after completing 24 weeks of training at the academy. Several awards will also be distributed, including recognition of members of the academy class who are military veterans. Following graduation, the new Firefighters will begin their service to the City in one of Springfield's 12 fire stations. The graduation ceremony begins at 6:00 pm and is being held at the Springfield Art Museum, located at 1111 E. Brookside Drive.
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For media only: Media are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Fire Department media line at 874-2301.