The City of Arlington headline begins, “Arlington Earns Another Award…,” highlighting a second award for the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) in 7 days. The Texas Municipal League recognized AISD’s partnership with the City of Arlington and Tarrant County College to develop a Fire Academy Program, and awarded the Program the 2014 Municipal Excellence Award in Public Safety for cities with more than 25,000 residents. On September 29, the AISD school board of trustees was named 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas.
According to the City’s website, the Fire Academy Program:
trains high school students from Arlington’s six high schools on firefighting and emergency medical care and enables graduates to immediately enter the workforce after successfully completing the program…
AISD Fire Academy participants are expected to maintain a high level of physical fitness and academic standards throughout the two-year program, and courses require classroom instruction, as well as hands-on exercises to demonstrate proficiency. By the end of the training, students have received the necessary skills, discipline, knowledge and confidence to enter the workforce. Fire Academy graduates earn 24 college credit hours, a certifiable status with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and a National Registry EMT certification.
Join us in celebrating the Fire Academy Program of the Arlington Independent School District, the City of Arlington, and Tarrant County College for earning the 2014 Municipal Excellence Award in Public Safety. For more information about the Fire Academy Program visit the Arlington Fire Department’s website.
AISD Fire Academy Training Video available via YouTube here.
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