News Advisory: Division of Fire Announces 31st Fire Academy Cadet Class Graduation

Thursday, June 23, 2016

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson will administer the Oath of Office to 29 Fire Cadets who will be graduating from Cleveland Fire Academy on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cleveland City Council Chambers at Cleveland City Hall. The oath of office completes 19 weeks of rigorous training before graduation. The new cadets will fill vacancies created by retirements and ensure that staffing levels remain consistent with the needs of the Cleveland community.

The comprehensive training program included:

  • Fire behavior
  • Hands-on training with tools and equipment firefighters use daily
  • All aspects of on-scene fire operations
  • Building construction
  • Hazardous Materials Technicians
  • Apparatus operation and maintenance
  • Rescue techniques
  • 130 hours in emergency medical care, certifying the recruits as Emergency Medical Technicians.

WHO: Mayor Frank G. Jackson
         Safety Director Michael McGrath
         Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo

WHAT: 31st Cleveland Fire Academy Graduation

WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016
           11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Cleveland City Council Chambers, Cleveland City Hall
             601 Lakeside Avenue