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Joaquin VFD Honors Graduates

Three years ago, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department created a Junior Firefighter Program as a way to get more young people involved in serving their community. The program has been a huge success, and on Monday night, eight of the first members were honored as they prepare for their high school graduation.


Firefighters Zachary Bates, Lucas Brazzell, Sunshine Carroll, Ronny Godinez, Hunter Holt, and Levi Manali were among the first recruits to the program, which allows youngsters to enroll at age 16 to begin training. At age 18, they are eligible to transition to the department's active membership roster. The six firefighters mentioned, along with Brock Pugh, who joined the department at age 18, are set to graduate from Joaquin High School later this month.


In recognition of their accomplishment, the graduates were presented with a gift by Fire Chief Perry Pugh, who made the following statement: "I've been here over 40 years, and I can't remember us ever having this many graduates in a year. It's good to see our department growing with young people." The graduates were then treated to a BBQ dinner by the other members. The JVFD is actively recruiting new recruits to the Junior Firefighter Program. If you are at least 16 years old and are interested, contact Asst. Chief Jeremy Boyett, Training Officer Stephen Ewing, or Secretary/ Treasurer Rusty Wilson.




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