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The Bossier City Fire Department added eight new firefighters to its ranks this evening as the newest class of cadets graduated from the BCFD Training Academy during a ceremony at the Bossier Civic Center.
Fire Chief Brad Zagone administered the oath to the firefighters – Jordan Butler, Nathan Hensley, Dianglo Mahoney, Justin Markiel, Josh Salley, Skylar Sanford, Ryan Smith and Garrett Towery– with Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker, family, friends and BCFD personnel in attendance.
The new firefighters completed 5 months of training which included classroom and manipulative instruction covering a wide facet of fire operations such as live fire suppression, hazardous materials, emergency medical services and emergency rescue among other areas.
Following the graduation the new firefighters were assigned to their respect shifts on the fire line.