A group of Bainbridge Public Safety hires have begun an 8-week Basic Firefighter Training Class for 12 new recruits.
This 345-hour training program is required to earn state certification as a firefighter. The rigorous training is accompanied by classroom based lecture, and practical skill building sessions.
Classes are held daily, and are led by Bainbridge Fire Chief Doyle Welch, Grady County Firefighter Seth Maxwell, and Bainbridge Firefighter Jim Copp.
Photos on sowegalive.com show recruits as they suit up in their turn-out gear, and climb to the top and back down the fully extended ladder on the ladder truck. They also performed an exercise which required them to fully dress in their turn-out gear in under two minutes.