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34th recruit academy is underway

34th recruit academy is underway
Posted at 6:03 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 08:03:30-04

BOISE, Idaho — The 34th recruit academy at the Boise Fire Training Center started on Monday. 14 firefighter recruits will train for 17 weeks, learning the skills needed for the job.

The division chief says the training is demanding physically and emotionally, something one recruit says makes it all worth it.

"They had a table here with all our gear out. It was really exciting to walk in here and see it all lined up with our names on it," said Brian Wiggins, recruit. "A lot of us say it's a dream come true."

The 17 week course will focus on firefighter one skills. Firefighter two skills are earned working alongside the Boise Fire Department in real world situations.