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95th Fire Academy to Graduate 19 Cadets

Solano Community College (SCC) is celebrating the graduation of its 95th Fire Academy, graduating 19 cadets on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the SCC Vacaville Center. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. The College’s Fire Fighter I Academy has a 99% graduation rate. Cadets must complete a one year internship prior to being hired for a fire department. Richard MacKenzie, SCC Academy Administrator/Fire Instructor commented, “The Fire Fighter I Academy prepares cadets for careers in Fire Rescue. I, along with Chief Curt Henke, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department (Retired), and Chief Steve Vucurevich, Benicia Fire Department (Retired), are graduates of the SCC Fire Academy. The program has been revamped with an increase in required hours, in addition, the course content meet state requirements to become a Fire Fighter. This academy makes the students more marketable and prepared to enter the field. I am proud to be a graduate of the program and thirty plus years later come full circle to teach and mentor cadets!”

For more information about the Fire Fighter I Academy please contact Richard MacKenzie at Richard.Mackenzie@solano.edu or 707.863.7872, Ext. 5516.