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Five ECFR Volunteers Achieve Firefighter I Certification

ECFR firefighters with Firefighter I certifications
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Escambia County Fire Rescue is excited to announce that five ECFR volunteer members have successfully attained their Firefighter I certification through the state of Florida.


In order to gain a Firefighter I certification, students must complete 206 hours of fire training through online courses and practical evolutions. The five ECFR volunteer firefighters have invested numerous hours to receive the proper training to fight fires in Escambia County.

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In addition to the online training and practical evolutions, the students also had to complete the following training as part of the state’s curriculum:

      • Mental Health/PTSD Training
      • Cancer Prevention Training
      • FL-130 Wildland Firefighter Training
      • FL-180 Human Factors in Wildland Fire Service
      • FL-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
      • ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
      • ICS-700 Introduction to National Incident Management System
      • Traffic Incident Management
      • Structural Collapse Awareness
      • Emergency Medical Responder

“I want to welcome these men and women to the ECFR family and thank them for their willingness to serve their communities and dedication to complete many hours of training to attain their certifications,” said Deputy Fire Chief Paul Williams. “We hope they will spend many years with ECFR and continue their training throughout their time with us.”

The following ECFR firefighters attained their Firefighter I certifications:

      • Christianna Barry
      • Jeff Carden
      • Chris Knezienski
      • Nate Montgomery
      • Anna Niedermeyer

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