MHFD members receive training certification

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Mountain Home City Council met on Nov. 26 to discuss matters of the city and to recognize the accomplishments of 13 members of the Mountain Home Fire Department.

The department was there to present the firefighters with framed certificates after months of classes.

Fire Chief Mark Moore started off by thanking the firefighters and their families for their dedication to furthering their education and skill sets for the department.

"It was a lot of time, a lot of Saturdays, thanks to the families for the sacrifices," Chief Moore said. "Certification is something to be very proud of."

At the beginning of 2018 the department decided to offer certification through Fire Fighter One for its members.

According to Chief Moore the training program is considered the fire industry's standard. He also said it is a foundation upon which further training is built. Because this was the first year that the MHFD has participated the 13 members have experience ranging from six months to 16 years with the department. However, from now on the certification completion will be a benchmark that new recruits will be expected to complete.

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