Salina, OK —
Ten area firefighters completed a Firefighter I Academy held at the Salina Fire Department. The academy starting Aug. 20, lasting six weeks for a total of 136 hours of training and concluded with a live burn and certification test this weekend at Northeast Technology Center. This training was very rigorous and demanding and shows the dedication of these firefighters, most of whom are volunteers. Top row left to right: Billy Austin (Pryor FD), Travis Hinshaw (Locust Grove FD), Justin Applegate (Locust Grove FD), Jacob Hughes (Coweta FD), Chase Milligan (Coweta FD);bottom row left to right: Jackie Ball (Salina FD), Keri Kennell (Chouteau FD), Brandon Squirrel (Salina FD).Not Pictured: Ryan Lemmings (Chouteau FD), Josh Davis (Salina FD). Instructors : Garrett Ball, Brandon Merritt, Ross Armontrout, Brad Reed.