The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the five members of Recruit Class 2019-3 have completed their Basic Firefighter requirements.
Austin Agee, Ava Alicea, Jacob Collier, Jesse Hendrix, and Joshua Johnson were recognized at a graduation ceremony held last night.
In his keynote address, Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) Chief Terry Smith encouraged the new firefighters to enjoy their journey as they each begin careers in the fire service. He also stressed the importance of professionalism as they seek to maintain the public’s trust. Dozens of colleagues, family, and friends listened as similar sentiments and instructions were expressed by Operations Captain Lisa Boyett, Training Captain Tim Haney, and Captain Stuart Sullivan as they welcomed and honored the new graduates throughout the ceremony.
“We continue to be thankful to the Board of Commissioners for their ongoing support of this program and Camden County Fire Rescue,” said CCFR Chief Terry Smith. “Added to the assistance from our partners at Georgia Forestry Commission, Kingsland Fire Department, and St. Marys Fire Department, we are certain that our new firefighters are equipped to be valuable members of the Camden County public safety family.”
Members of Recruit Class 2019-3 selected Joshua Johnson as their Class President and he also received a certificate for having the highest class average. Ava Alicea was recognized as Most Improved.
The ten-week program included both classroom and practical skills training to prepare firefighter recruits for earning state certification. These five firefighters are continuing their training by taking an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) course along with eleven (11) other members of Camden County Fire Rescue. For more information about future recruit classes, please contact Camden County Fire Rescue Headquarters at 912-729-3911.
From Left: Operations Captain Lisa Boyett, Chief Terry Smith, Training Captain Tim Haney, Captain Stuart Sullivan,
and Firefighters Austin Agee, Ava Alicea, Jacob Collier, Jesse Hendrix, and Joshua Johnson