BOISE, Idaho — Back-to-school season is fast approaching and it's nothing new for students to be a little nervous when attending a new school. But it can be especially challenging if you are packing fire hoses and rescuing people from burning buildings.
Monday marked the first day of training for 22 people who want to become Boise Firefighters.
"I thought it was a good fit for myself. I saw myself being able to accept the challenge and start working hard for it. Here we are -- first day -- and it's surreal. It's taken a little bit to hit me still, but being here with this group of guys, it's really exciting," said new recruit Cory Brady.
Today was the first day of Recruit Academy 2019. These 22 future firefighters have so many exciting and challenging experiences ahead of them, what a great group! #BFDrecruitacademy2019 #boisefirefighters pic.twitter.com/I35Xmc4GA4— Boise Fire Dept. (@BoiseFire) July 29, 2019
The department says this is the largest class in recent history. Over the next few months, their training will consist of everything from how to handle equipment to how to extricate victims from dangerous situations.
The students are scheduled to graduate in January, then they will join the ranks as probationary firefighters. If you are interested in joining the ranks, the department will be accepting new applications at the beginning of 2020.