Thirteen recruits graduated from the Lakewood Fire Department’s Recruit Academy at a ceremony at Clover Park High on Friday night. The “Dragon Slayers” as they are called, were the first class through Lakewood Fire resurrected training academy.
Of the 13 graduates, five were from Graham Fire & Rescue, while four each will move into probationary positions with Gig Harbor Fire and Lakewood Fire District 2.
There can be no doubt the 13 graduates, while coming from and moving on to, serve different communities bonded deeply in the intense training academy.
Lakewood Fire recruits (from left to right): Pete Bronoske, Nadrece Robinson, Chris Pfaff and Robby Duhamel.
While the ceremony itself was packed with many humorous moments, a serious undertone was quite palpable. The extended family that marks the fire fighting corp is a proud and loyal group.
Congratulations to all 13 newly minted fire fighters.
&¬†Pictures by Rick Snodgrass