Five new Danbury Fire Department recruits have started the training program at the Connecticut Fire Academy. Department officials say the program is an 18 week course that will prepare them for a safe and healthy career as firefighters.
Two Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company firefighters have started at the Connecticut Fire Academy in the Recruit program. It runs 40 or more hours a week and is wraps up at the end of May. Fire officials say the intense program covers all disciplines of firefighting, technical rescue and Haz-Mat. The recruits are paying their own tuition and the company is the sponsoring agency.
There are 46 members in the class.